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.
Books & Reading
Get FREE materials for the visually impaired through the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Contact reference staff for more information or paperwork assistance.
Don't forget: We have an extensive collection of books on cd, magazines, and pre-loaded Kindle Fires available for checkout!
Check It Out!
Want to know what audiobooks, books, and movies are coming to Wilkes each month? You can place holds on items directly from the links on the Check It Out! page. The items listed are ones that we are ordering. If a link to an item is not yet live, check back in a day or two. The links are updated as our Tech Services team loads records into our catalog for newly-purchased items. This page will be updated frequently as orders are placed throughout the month.
Library Book Club
The Library's Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:00 PM. New members are always welcome! Visit the upstairs reference desk for a copy of the current read.
Virtual Book Displays
Judging a Book By Its Cover: Sometimes we do just a book by its cover. This is a collection of covers we especially liked (https://arlibrary.libguides.com/judgingcovers. Maybe one will spark your interest, too. Click on the images to go right into the catalog where you can place a hold.
- Monthly Virtual Book Displays: VIrtual displays of printed books and eBooks based on monthly themes.
Wilkes Mystery Book Club
The Wilkes County Public Library Mystery Book Club is designed for people who love mysteries, thrillers, and true crime but who also don't have time to attend regular, face-to-face book club meetings. Each month a new book will be selected for the group to read. Each month's book selection will be posted on our Wilkes Mystery Book Club page at https://arlibrary.libguides.com/wilkesmysterybookclub, along with instructions on how to get a copy of the book. A Discussion will be created for each book in our GoodReads group (https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1066171-wilkes-mystery-book-club), and you can participate any time that's convenient for you.