Due to rising infection rates, Appalachian Regional Library has resumed curbside and virtual-only services. We will provide updates as soon as we're able to safely re-open our buildings to the public. 


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Read Squared: Curated book Recommendations, Literacy Games and Missions

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Chooe 25 challenges and earn a Lost Province Pizza Coupon


2020-2021 High School Battle of the Books

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Recursion by Blake Crouch

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle * Signet Classic paperback copyright 2001

Washington Black by EsiEdugyan

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Darius theGreat is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The Novice by Taran Matharu

Circe by Madeline Miller

There There by Tommy Orange

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki * Entire content and illustrations

Educated by Tara Westover


Volunteer at Library

You can make a difference in the quality of library services in your community by sharing your time and talent. Whether shelving books one morning a week, organizing the shelves, or preparing crafts for a children’s story time, volunteers are essential to making the Watauga County Library a great place to be.  For more information please call 828 264 8784 ext 3.

If you are interested in volunteering, please read the volunteer policy then complete the volunteer application and return it to Watauga Library’s Youth Services Desk.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a parent’s signature on the application form. If you would like further information, contact Judith at 828 264-8784 ext 3.

Helpful Guides

Free Driver Education Test

Soon-to-be driver in the family? Try the free online DMV permit practice tests:


Someone in the family need homework help? Check out Learning Express Library for help with Math, English, and more!

Does your child need to research a topic? Check out NCLive for a multitude of sources and Great Websites for Kids for a wonderful selection of websites geared to kids birth to age 14.