In additon to special events, we have weekly programs for all ages!  Click here for more information on programs for kids and teens!

Programs

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.

Story Time

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Tuesdays at 11 am

Stories, songs, and crafts for  preschoolers.

Music and Movement

Wednesdays at 11 am

Learn about the letters of the alphabet with us! This active storytime features stretching (yoga), singing, dancing, and playing together. Alphabet beginners and masters ages 2-5 are welcome.

Baby Time

Thursdays at 9:30 am

Join us for a program designed just for your little one. There will be stories, fingerplays, and songs, followed by a period of play and socialization. For ages birth to 2 years old.

Tech Free Tuesday

Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

On Tuesday afternoons beginning at 2 pm, no phones, tablets, or computers are allowed. Rediscover play together!

Lego Play

Join us on the fourth Thursday of the month for Lego Play. We supply the Legos, so all you have to bring is your imagination!

Services

StoryWalk

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 on the trail head at Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir Visitor Center or learn more by clicking here.

StoryWalks can be found at various locations throughout the region.

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 11,315 eBooks, 2,764 audiobooks, and 786 streaming videos
    • 1,407 titles available 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).

Reference Assistance & Readers' Advisory

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

Book a Librarian

Need help with research? Advice on a project? Call (336) 838-2818 to book a librarian!

Computers

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 library card or student ID number to log on. Parents can request a guest pass for their child. Parents must keep their child(ren) in view when using the computer lab.

Kindles and Ebooks 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. From timeless classics to popular new titles, these books will unleash your child's imagination as they discover their love of reading.

Ask for them at the circulation desk.

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

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 336-838-2818.

Resources

  • Need homework help? Check out the Testing and Education Reference Center for help with math, English, test prep, and more!
  • Does your child need to research a topic? Check out NCLive for a multitude of resources from scholarly articles and biographies to how-to videos and local e-books.
  • Great Websites for Kids has a wonderful selection of websites geared to kids birth to age 14.
  • Want to know what is available in Wilkes County for you and your children? Check out Wilkes Kids and take a look here if you find yourself in need of help for your family.

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