H.G. Wells, “Father of Science Fiction”

Tuesday, 26 September 2023 13:03

By, Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian

Herbert George Wells (b. Sept 21, 1866), an English author from the early 1900s, became a ‘Reading Trap’ celebrity at the book club’s September meeting.   Wells’ novella masterpieces; War of the World, Invisible Man, Tono-Bungay, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The Time Machine are recognized as ‘must-reads’ and have also gained popularity over the years in film and radio broadcasts.  It was during a performance reading of War of the Worlds, that the radio drama induced mass hysteria by listeners who feared a real Martian invasion. 

by: Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian

Elizabeth Lee, Wilkes County Children’s Librarian, is a champion for the library’s youngest users and an inspiration to their parents.    She has been at the helm of the youth services department for 13 years and has quite a following. 

  Suzanne Moore, County Librarian

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Wilkes County Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month takes place each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

Human Books on Loan at The Masthead

Tuesday, 29 August 2023 14:50

by Sebastian Dionicio

Wilkes County Public Library held its first Human Library on August 22, 2023, at The Masthead, located in North Wilkesboro, in honor of American novelist and short-story writer Ray Bradbury, where a diverse selection of human "books" were available for "check out" and "readers," like me, were encouraged to look beyond preconceived notions of others and instead to the person who lies within the "pages."