Appalachian Regional Library is a network of libraries across northwestern North Carolina, encompassing Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties. The Appalachian Regional Library nurtures individual and community growth through free and equal access to resources for reading, thinking, learning, and living.

Regional Leadership

Director of Libraries

Jacob Starks
336-846-2041 ext. 104

Finance and Personnel Manager

Tammy Holston
336-846-2041 ext. 102

Information Technology Manager

Kilby Spencer

Ashe County Librarian

Laura McPherson

Watauga County Librarian

Monica Caruso

Wilkes County Librarian

Suzanne Moore

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, Kyle Hall, Karen Moll
Watauga: Sandra Basel, Roberta Jackson, Margaret Love, Patricia Swartzbaugh
Wilkes: Beth Tharrington, Bill Davis, Jr., Brenda Adams Dobbins, Arnold Lakey

2024 Board Meeting Dates

Long Term Plan

2022-2026 Strategic Plan



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