Appalachian Regional Library is a network of libraries across northwestern North Carolina, encompassing Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties. The Appalachian Regional Library promotes knowledge, reading, and imagination; supports and encourages life­long learning; and contributes to the sense of community and the economic well­being of Ashe, Wilkes, and Watauga Counties.

Regional Leadership

Director of Libraries

Jane W. Blackburn
336-846-2041 ext. 104

Finance and Personnel Manager

Tammy Holston
336-846-2041 ext. 102

Information Technology Manager

Kilby Spencer

Board of Directors

Regional board meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Ashe: Jan Noffsinger, Doug Butler, JoAnne Crawley, Kyle Hall
Watauga: Sandra Basel, Roberta Jackson, Ala Sue Moretz, Margaret Love
Wilkes: Becky Bell, Beth Tharrington, Bill Davis, Jr., Empty

Long Term Plan

2022-2026 Strategic Plan



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