watauga childrens services

Welcome to the Watauga County Library Children's Services page. Please see our calendar of events to what's new at the library. Come in anytime we are open to do research, check out materials, use our computers and literary station, or play video games on our television in Youth Services.

Programs

Summer Reading * Build a Better World 

Click here for a schedule of events

Family Story Time

Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m.

Join us for a joyful celebration of children and their literature on the story steps.  Stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts are designed for ages 2-6.

Baby Lap Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Join our youngest readers for an emphasis on fun and early literacy skills based around pictures, letters, and rhymes. Recommended for ages 2 and under.

Alphabet Ready By 5

Mondays at 11 a.m.

We have a special storytime geared toward children working on their letters and sounds. This program is designed around a single letter of the alphabet, and focuses on pre-reading and early literacy skills while keeping kids entertained. 

Lego Club

The 1st Wedneday of the full week each month at 3:30 p.m.

The word Lego comes from the Danish phrase, leg godt, meaning play well. Kids are encouraged to bring their imagination to life, one block at a time.

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 ext 3. 

Click here for a list of the 2016-2017 Elementary Battle of the Books2016-2017 Middle Grades Battle of the Books.

Services

StoryWalks in Watauga County

Look for Watauga County Story Walks at the Tot Lot Park in Boone and Blowing Rock Memorial Park. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and was provided by a grant through the Library Services and Technology ACT EZ Literacy and Life Long Learning.

Kindles for Kids

Each Kindle is designed just for reading, which means your family can lose themselves in a good book rather than get distracted by videos or games.  From timeless classics like island of the Blue Dolphin, to popular new titles like Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Kindle has the books that will unleash your child's imagination as they discover their love of reading.  Ask for them at the circulation desk.

Monthly Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are a fun way to promote the library and engaged youth in the learning process. Pick up a marker and scavenger form at the Easy book section near Big Bird.

Library Tours

Classes and formal organizations are welcome to visit the library for a tour. Please make requests for visits at least two weeks in advance. You may call (828) 264-8784 to request a tour.

Little Free Libraries

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Libraries encourage literacy friendly neighborhoods.  Look for a Little Free Libraries near you.

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

 

Resources

 

On Line Reading

Read a book a day with Tumblebooks!

Take a look at our Libguide to see what is available for kids. 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.


 

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