Appalachian Regional Library will be closed from 11/23 - 11/25  in observance of Thanksgiving.


Teen Scene

Think youth services is just kid stuff? Think again! Watauga County Library offers many programs for tweens and teens, as well as a teen space complete with board games, magazines, magnetic poetry, graphic novels, a Playstation 4, and computers to play Minecraft (err, do homework).

Author Visit with Alan Gratz on Thursday, October 26th at 3 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public and sponsored by the ASU Childrens Literature Symposium.  Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of novels for young readers. His latest books are Refugee and Ban This Book Refugee has been on the New York Times Best Seller Middle Grade hardcover list.

Elementary BOB (Battle of the Books) Book Club

3rd Tuesday of the Month at 4 p.m.

Elementary Book Club is a group for elementary school students, who meet every month to discuss books on the Battle of the Books reading list, enjoy snacks, and other engage in fun activities together.  For more information call Lisa at 828 264-8784.

Click here for a list of the 2017-2018 Elementary Battle of the Books2017-2018 Middle Grades Battle of the Books.

Volunteer at Library

You can make a difference in the quality of library services in your community by sharing your time and talent. Whether shelving books one morning a week, orgainizing the shelves, or preparing crafts for a children’s story time, volunteers are essential to making the Watauga County Library a great place to be.

If you are interested in volunteering, please read the volunteer policy then complete the volunteer application and return it to Watauga Library’s Youth Services Desk.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a parent’s signature on the application form. If you would like further information, contact Judith at 828 264-8784 ext 3.

Helpful Guides

Free Driver Education Test

Soon-to-be driver in the family? Try the free online DMV permit practice tests:


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.

Smart Investing for Teens

smart investingAs digital natives, teens have grown used to the online word but do they know enough to protect themselves? Focus will be on identity theft and online fraud: identifying common scams and learning to protect yourself, online and in real life (IRL). Needing to save up for college, a car, or that next big purchase? Want to learn how to establish good credit, or just find out what credit is? Check out our Smart Investing guide! Click the Smart Investing Logo to begin exploring the games and resources we have available to help save you money.