Appalachian Regional Library will be closed on Friday, April 19th for our annual staff training day.


WCPL Youth Services


Always check our Facebook page for up-to-date information about programs and events!


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Don't miss any of the awesome programs available for children at Wilkes County Public Library. Check out our calendar online or stop by the library to pick one up.


Children's Programs

Baby Time: Friday, April 5 & 26 @ 10AM

Bring your baby for songs, movement, and fun at the library! Best for ages 2 and under.


Toddler Paint & Play: Thursdays @ 11AM

Create a new masterpiece every Thursday! Be sure to dress for mess!


STEM Club: Saturday, April 6 @ 1PM

This month: Solar Eclipse Pinhole Projectors (While Craft Supplies Last)

Explore science, technology, engineering, and math by experimenting and getting crafty! For grades K-5. 


Builder's Club: Saturday, April 27 @ 1PM

Drop in and build with our Lego!


We have Special Guest Story Times all April long!!!


Story Time with a Hometown Hero: Tuesday, April 2 @ 11AM

Come enjoy a story with a guest reader from Wilkes County!


Picture This Story Time and Art with illustrator James Wood: Tuesday, April 9 @ 11AM

Read Where the Birds Sleep and learn about illustrating a picture book with Ashe County native James Wood!


Pajama Story Time: Tuesday, April 16 @ 11AM

Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your stuffy friends!


Story Time Stroll at Fish Dam Creek Park: Tuesday, April 23 @ 11AM

Join us for a guided Story Walk reading and nature art with a Park Ranger!


Money Counts with Fat Cat: Tuesday, April 30 @ 11AM

Learn about money with SECU's Fat Cat and make a piggy bank! (While craft supplies last.)

Teen Programs

Upcycled Art: Thursday, April 4 & 18 @ 4:30PM

Get crafty with recycled materials!


Taylor Swift After-Hours Karaoke: Friday, April 26 @ 5PM

Teens are invited to join us for our Karaoke Era! Come celebrate being a Tortured Poet with us after the library closes!

*For ages 13-18


Family Programs  

Blue's Clues Day: Saturday, April 20th

Stop by the library to hunt for all the clues left by Blue! We'll have a scavenger hunt, prizes, and activities.


For more information, check out our Facebook.




StoryWalks take the joy of reading outdoors!  Experience a story as you take a stroll or explore a park.  Story boards also contain literacy tips for caregivers.  See a story walk in action at Smoot Park in North WIlkesboro, the Fish Dam Creek Park across the dam from the Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir Visitor Center, and in downtown North Wilkesboro. Learn more by clicking here.

StoryWalks can also be found at various locations in Watauga and Ashe Counties.

NC Kids Digital Library

The NC Kids Digital Library is now available to all library card holders in North Carolina.

Select Appalachian Regional Library and sign in with your library card to get access to:

    • more than 19,800 eBooks, 5,200 audiobooks, and 1,100 streaming videos
    • 1,600+ titles available at any time with no wait list

All titles are available at NCKids or on the Libby app on all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (U.S. only).

Plus, Wilkes County Schools students can use their StudentAccess cards to log in to the NC Kids Digital Library!

Reference Assistance & Readers' Advisory

We are offering one-on-one assistance and we would love to help out over the phone. Please call (336) 838-2818 for more information.

Book a Librarian

We are offering our one-on-one assistance and we would love to help out over the phone or in person. Please call (336) 838-2818 for more information.


Computers are currently available in the Rose Herring Children's Library. There are computers available for use upstairs also.  Please call (336)838-2818 for more information.

StudentAccess Cards

Using their StudentAccess cards, Wilkes County Schools students may check out up to 10 books or audiobooks from the library.  Titles are checked out for three weeks and can be renewed.  Late fees are not charged on Student Access accounts, but you are responsible for lost or damaged books.

Students also have access to Overdrive, NCKids, and NCLive using their student ID (lunch) numbers.

Check out our StudentAccess page for more information.

Library Tours and Special Programs

Contact the Youth Services staff at 336-838-2818 ext 231 to schedule a tour for your group. We have resumed some of our special programs. Check out our Facebook page or our online calendar to learn more.


  • Need homework help? Check out the LearningExpress Library for help with math, English, test prep, and more!
  • Does your child need to research a topic? Check out NCLive for resources from scholarly articles and biographies to how-to videos and local e-books.
  • Notable Children's Digital Media lists real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while informing, educating, and entertaining in exemplary ways.
  • Want to know what is available in Wilkes County for you and your children? Check out this list of resources here if you find yourself in need of help for your family.