Alert

Appalachian Regional Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

 

 

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 We invite you to visit and explore the library, where you will find wonderful books to enjoy, children's play area, computers and a friendly staff to assist you.

What's New?

NC Kids Digital Library

The NC Digital Library is now available.   Here's how it works! 

    • A  collection of over 6,000 eBooks, 689 audiobooks and 37 streaming videos on a custom website, http://nckids.overdrive.com or through the OverDrive app. 
    • 300 titles are available with simultaneous access, available anytime with no wait lists.
    • All titles can be accessed via the app on all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (U.S. only).

Easy, secure access.  All that's needed to get started is a library card or student access number.


Services

StoryWalk

Our storywalk is temporarily unavailable at the Ashe County Park. 

Programs

Summer Reading Program

Please note the change for Almost Amazing Al show has moved to Thursday, June 21.

Our signup day for the summer programs will be on Tuesday, May 29 @ 3:00 pm.   The "reading for prizes program" will begin June 1st. 

 Baby Bounce

Enjoy stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs with stay-and-play social time afterward.    Fridays at 10:30    

Kindles 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.   We have different leveled readers on  the Kindles : early readers(Ashe 1-3), both early readers and chapter books(Ashe 4-6), and chapter books(Ashe 7-9).    Ask for them at the circulation desk.

Reference Assistance

Staff members at the Youth Services desk are always ready and willing to help you locate an item, get started on an assignment or find out more about a topic.

Computers

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 own library card to log on or parents may request a guest pass for their child. Parents must keep their child(ren) in view when using the computer lab.

Reader's Advisory

Need help finding a book for you or your child? Our friendly staff is here to assist you.   Booklists for different ages and subject matter are also available to help guide you to the book of your choice.

Library Tours and Special Program

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 336-846-2041 ex. 223.

Resources

  • 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.