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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 5,000 eBooks, 689 audiobooks and 37 streaming videos on a custom website, 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.

Check out the monthly featured book that can be borrowed simultaneously by an unlimited number of users.



Look for Ashe County StoryWalks at the Ashe County Park. Our titles change monthly. 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Studies have shown that reading aloud to children beginning at birth helps to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary...two important tools that prepare children to learn when they enter kindergarten. Read just 2 books a day and you will have read 1,000 books in less than a year and half!

You are your child's first teacher.  Home is where the child will get his first experience with books and reading. Help them prepare for reading.

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 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.


  • 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.