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 We invite you to visit and explore the library, where you will find wonderful books to enjoy, children's play area, computers and a friendly staff to assist you.

What's New?

NC Kids Digital Library

The NC Digital Library is now available.   Here's how it works! 

    • A  collection of over 6,000 eBooks, 689 audiobooks and 37 streaming videos on a custom website, or through the OverDrive app. 
    • 300 titles are available with simultaneous access, available anytime with no wait lists.
    • All titles can be accessed via the app on all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (U.S. only).

Easy, secure access.  All that's needed to get started is a library card or student access number.



StoryWalk combines the pleasures of reading wonderful children’s books aloudwith all the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors.  We have two locations for our storywalks: West Jefferson Park behind the library and Ashe County Park. 


Tot Time

Wiggle, giggle, laugh, sing, create! A fun-filled time with stories, art and music.     Wednesdays at 10:30 


Join us for ABC adventures with stories, art, and music.    Thursdays  at 10:30 

Baby Bounce 

Enjoy stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs, with stay-and-play social time afterwards.     Fridays at 10:30    

Kindles for Kids

Our Kindles are designed just for reading, which means your family can lose themselves in a good book rather than become distracted by videos or games.   We have different leveled readers on  the Kindles : early readers(Ashe 1-3), both early readers and chapter books(Ashe 4-6), and chapter books(Ashe 7-9).    Ask for them at the circulation desk.

Reference Assistance

Staff members at the Youth Services desk are always ready and willing to help you locate an item, get started on an assignment or find out more about a topic.


Computers for children under the age of thirteen and for parents accompanied by children are available in the Youth Services department.  Children can use their own library card to log on or parents may request a guest pass for their child. Parents must keep their child(ren) in view when using the computer lab.

Reader's Advisory

Need help finding a book for you or your child? Our friendly staff is here to assist you.   Booklists for different ages and subject matter are also available to help guide you to the book of your choice.

Library Tours and Special Program

Classes and formal organizations are welcome to visit the library for a tour or special program. Please make requests for tours and programs at least two weeks in advance by calling 336-846-2041 ex. 223.


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.