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!
In addition to special events, we have weekly programs for all ages! Click here for more information on programs for kids and teens!
Don't miss any of the awesome programs available for children at Wilkes County Public Library. Check out our calendar online or stop by the library to pick one up.
Tuesdays at 11 am
Stories, songs, and crafts for preschoolers.
Music and Movement
Wednesdays at 11 am
Learn about the letters of the alphabet with us! This alphabet storytime features singing, dancing, and playing together. Ages 2-5 are welcome.
Thursdays at 9:30 am
Join us for a program designed just for your little one. There will be stories, fingerplays, and songs, followed by a period of play and socialization. For children from birth to 2 years old.
Saturdays at 1 pm
Join us every Saturday from 1 pm to 3 pm for Builder's Club. We'll provide an assortment of building tools for your creations. Occasionally, we'll feature the library's collection of 10,000+ Legos! Builders of all ages and abilities are welcome.
StoryWalks take the joy of reading outdoors! Experience a story as you take a stroll or explore a park. Story boards also contain literacy tips for caregivers. See a story walk in action at Smoot Park in North WIlkesboro or the Fish Dam Creek Park across the dam from the Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir Visitor Center. Learn more by clicking here.
StoryWalks can also be found at various locations in Watauga and Ashe Counties.
NC Kids Digital Library
The NC Kids Digital Library is now available to all library card holders in North Carolina.
Select Appalachian Regional Library and sign in with your library card to get access to:
- more than 19,800 eBooks, 5,200 audiobooks, and 1,100 streaming videos
- 1,600+ titles available at any time with no wait list
Reference Assistance & Readers' Advisory
Staff members at the Youth Services desk are always ready and willing to help you locate an item, get started on an assignment, find out more about a topic, or find your next favorite book.
Book a Librarian
Need help with research? Advice on a project? Call (336) 838-2818 to book a librarian!
Computers for children under the age of thirteen and for parents accompanied by children are available in the Youth Services department.
Children can use their library card or student ID number to log on. Parents can request a guest pass for their child. Parents must keep their child(ren) in view when using the computer lab.
Kindles and Ebooks for Kids
Our Kindles are designed just for reading, which means your family can lose themselves in a good book rather than become distracted by videos or games. From timeless classics to popular new titles, these books will unleash your child's imagination as they discover their love of reading.
Ask for them at the circulation desk.
Using their StudentAccess cards, Wilkes County Schools students may check out up to 10 books or audiobooks from the library. Titles are checked out for three weeks and can be renewed. Late fees are not charged on Student Access accounts, but you are responsible for lost or damaged books.
Check out our StudentAccess page for more information.
Library Tours and Special Programs
Classes and formal organizations are welcome to visit the library for a tour or special program. Please make requests for tours and programs at least two weeks in advance by calling 336-838-2818.
- Need homework help? Check out the Testing and Education Reference Center for help with math, English, test prep, and more!
- Does your child need to research a topic? Check out NCLive for resources from scholarly articles and biographies to how-to videos and local e-books.
- Great Websites for Kids has a wonderful selection of websites geared to kids birth to age 14.
- Want to know what is available in Wilkes County for you and your children? Check out Wilkes Kids and take a look here if you find yourself in need of help for your family.