DVDs, audiobooks, and more...
Did you know that you can borrow new release DVDs and audiobooks ? Check out our selection in the front of the library. Periodicals (going back a year, back issues are available for checkout) and newspapers are located in the back of the library.
Coffee at the library
The Friends of the Library are selling coffee here now. Just $1.00 per cup and located to the right of the Circulation Desk, enjoy your coffee in the back of the library. Available are Green Mountain varieties, Celestial Teas, Hot Cocoa, and Newman's Own Decaf... enjoy a cup and know that you are supporting your library!
Hotspots for Internet access
Hotspots enable patrons to gain access to the internet through T-Mobile's cell system where it is available. There is no cost to check out the hotspots and you may keep one for one week with no renewals. They are available to patrons that are 18 years old or older. Just turn on the hotspot and look for the connection on your device's connection list. Parents should be aware that there are no filters on the devices and will need to monitor what their children access on the internet. Inquire at the Circulation Desk.
Little Free Libraries
Please see Little Free Libraries for more information.
The library has assisted with the installation of the following Little Free Libraries in the community:
Valle Crucis Community Park
2892 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Stone Mountain Store
1880 Bethel Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Two Rivers Community School
1018 Archie Carroll Road, Boone, NC 28607
A StoryWalk consists of pages that have been removed from a picture book and glued onto posters, which are then staged outside the library, in a park, or other walkable public space. Presently they are located at Blowing Rock Memorial Park, the Tot Lot Playground near the Greenway (across from the Armory) and at the Cove Creek Walking Trail (near the Western Watauga Branch Library) See here for more information.
Watauga County Seed Library
Start your own garden and share the seeds, staring on April 1st, 2017 the Watauga Library will host a seed library. Free seeds will be available for check out just in time for gardening season. Look for the seed catalog near the circulation desk.
Watauga Literacy Association
The Watauga Literacy Association is a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to promote basic literacy skills. Our volunteer tutors are matched with adult learners in a responsive, flexible and appropriately challenging learning environment. If interested in volunteering or participating as a student, or for more information contact the Watauga County Public Library at 828-264-8784, X 4 and ask for Monica, or contact Susan McKay at email@example.com