All libraries in the Appalachian Regional Library system are closed to the public and public services staff until further notice. More information about services that are available are posted on each library’s page (see tabs below). Curbside pick-up has been cancelled through the end of April. Check your local library's website, Facebook page, or give them a call and leave a message for additional information. Please stay safe and well!
DVDs, audiobooks, and more...
Did you know that you can borrow new release DVDs and audiobooks ? Check out our selection in the front of the library. Periodicals (going back a year, back issues are available for checkout) and newspapers are located in the back of the library.
Coffee at the library
The Friends of the Library are selling coffee here now. Just $1.00 per cup and located to the right of the Circulation Desk, enjoy your coffee in the back of the library. Available are Green Mountain varieties, Celestial Teas, Hot Cocoa, and Newman's Own Decaf... enjoy a cup and know that you are supporting your library!
A StoryWalk consists of pages that have been removed from a picture book and glued onto posters, which are then staged outside the library, in a park, or other walkable public space. Presently they are located at Blowing Rock Memorial Park, the Tot Lot Playground near the Greenway (across from the Armory) and at the Cove Creek Walking Trail (near the Western Watauga Branch Library) See here for more information.
Start your own garden and share the seeds. Free seeds will be available for check out just in time for gardening season. Look for the seed catalog near the circulation desk. Just use the laptop to record the seeds you take. Thanks to our partner Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture for their assistance.
Are you, or is someone you know, interested in historical photographs of the Watauga County area and other records of Watauga's past?
Visit the Digital Watauga website for online digital collections of the High Country's archival memories, including the Bobby Brendell Postcard Collection.