Two for One Literary Birthday Book Reviews

Monday, 06 December 2021 15:49

November 22 came and went without my literary birthday recommendation.  Blame it on the beginning of the holiday rush . . . Since this month’s chosen read celebrates an author born on December 12, this article will recommend two-in-one.  I’ll start with the belated and end with the upcoming.  I am also planning my ‘to-read list’ for the new year.  This is always a hard chore since I want to read everything I hear about, and time never allows for that. I will begin hosting monthly in-person Literary Celebrations at the Roaring River Winery (in Traphill) beginning in January.  Look for more information about this in our library news column, or call 336.838.2818 x 241  

5 Fantasy Books Out in November '21

Tuesday, 16 November 2021 09:56

Here's 5 YA fantasy releases in November 2021

Why YA?

Monday, 15 November 2021 13:29

Why do we read YA books? 

Young adult literature is one of the most exciting and diverse genres of literature out there. Although they are published with young people in mind, YA books are for everyone, young and old alike.

Young adult literature is incredibly popular among—you guessed it—young adults (teens, tweens, and anyone else who identifies as young). In fact, YA is so popular, that many avid book lovers keep reading these popular titles well on into adulthood.

Honoring Veterans and Giving Thanks

Sunday, 07 November 2021 10:04

“We have so much to be thankful for.  One day a year hardly seems adequate…” - Anonymous

This quote means so much and is a special reminder for me when celebrating Thanksgiving.  And on behalf of Wilkes County Public Library staff, we are especially grateful for all the community partners and Library Friends who contribute to making our library a place where everyone can be empowered and inspired. 

We would also like to recognize all the veterans in our community and extend a special thank-you for their service.  In honor of Veterans Day, the library’s community room is showcasing a photography exhibit by Martin Tucker, Vietnam veteran and photojournalist.  Stop in the library through the month of November and see Vietnam photographs brought home by North Carolina Veterans.