Welcome to the Watauga County Library Children's Services page. 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.
How it Works:
· Register Online – Parents you can create an account first to easily monitor your children's activity.
· Track Your Reading – Log in and track your reading to earn points for summer reading prizes..
· Keep Reading! – Earn a completion certificate once you've completed the program.
Awesome Alphabet Activities (No in-house prgrams untill further notice)
Beginning Coding Club (No in-house programs until further notice)
Call for more information, 828 264-8784 ext 3.
ABCMouse.com Early Learing Academy
ABCmouse.com is a high quality online educational resource for young children now available on our computers at the library. ABCmouse.com has won numerous awards and features over 5,000 learning activities, including online books, interactive learning activities, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, and more. It is designed to both fun and educational.
NC Digital Library * NC Digital Kids
The NC Digital Library is now available. Here's how it works!
- A beginning collection of 3029 eBooks, 689 audiobooks and 37 streaming videos on a custom website, http://nckids.overdrive.com 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. Select Appalachian Regional Library as your sign in library.
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.
Story Walks 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.
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.
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.
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.
2892 Broadstone Road
1880 Bethel Road
On Line Reading
Read a book a day with Tumblebooks!
Check out Learning Express Library for help with Math, English, and more!