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April 2019 News

Our Annual Wilkes County

Family Fun Day:

Join us!

Enjoy FREE fun for the whole family, including games, crafts, and a room to relax & color in! Many organizations from Wilkes County will be set up all over the library and will have information for adults and activities for kids. Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic , Wilkes YMCA , Children's Developmental Services Agency , and many more will be here!

Saturday, Apr. 13, 10 am - 2 pm

For more info, call 336-838-2818, ext. 231

National Poetry Month
" I want to make sure that I am opening spaces where those muted voices and those silent voices, and those in small communities, can be heard. ...I want to make sure that I'm just not lecturing to people who are going to always show up at writers' conferences.., but also people who've never thought of themselves as writers. Where are these voices in North Carolina? They're everywhere...."

-- North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green
Don't Miss the Rose Herring Children's Library New Kindergarten Preparation Program!

Is your child starting kindergarten? That means a big change for your family. Bring your child to this meeting, so that everyone will feel prepared.

Saturday April 6
@ 10 am

Registration is encouraged. Call 336-838-2818, ext. 231.
The Student Access program allows all Wilkes County public school children to check out books at our Library with their student ID (lunch number). Bonus: no late fees for overdue books. They can also check out ebooks from NC Kids Digital Library by using the Libby App. Questions? Ask at the Library!
People with disabilities enjoying books, friends, community

Thursday Apr. 4 @ 2 pm
Teens Rule Club
Make Slime @ the Library

Saturday, Apr. 6 @ 1 pm

To register, call 336-838-2818, ext. 231 or come by the Library.

Teens: Volunteer this Summer!
Help @ the Library.
Get great experience.
Make friends.
Apply at the Rose Herring Children's Library by May 1st.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
Humane Society of Wilkes @ the Library
Tuesdays @ 6-7 pm & Saturdays @ 12-2 pm
Bring proof of income and cash or check.
These informative Vaya Health workshops are free to professionals & to the public at the Library.
Friday, April 5
@ 2pm Schizophrenia
 @ 3 pm Antipsychotic medications

See this year's Vaya Health programs on our Library's website .
Registration is encouraged but not required. Register with Mandy Matney
New Time for Basic Computer Skills Classes in April: 5 pm

The Adult Services Staff will help you update your computer skills. Call 336-838-2818 to reserve your spot in these free workshops on

Wednesday Apr. 10 & 17 @ 5 pm
Health Luncheon:
There’s an app for that!
Navigating nutrition labels and apps

Friday, Apr. 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Erin Cashwell, MPH, RD, LDN of the Wilkes County Diabetes and Nutrition Center will present the talk, which is sponsored by the Wilkes County Health Department and will be catered by Sagebrush Steakhouse. Registration is required. Lunch is free for the first 30 registrants. Register by calling 336-838-2818 ext. 232 or 236.

Your chance to express yourself!

For info, call the Library at 336-838-2818, ext. 242, or email host Francisco Delacruz Hernandez at
Stories & nature: Story Walk at the W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir
The Wilkes County Public Library partners with W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir for a Story Walk on the walking trail at the Fish Dam Creek Park. Enjoy a new story every six weeks @ 499 Reservoir Road, Wilkesboro.
Save Summer Reading Dates
May 28
Summer Reading registration begins

June 3
Imagination Caf é (free lunch for kids) starts

June 10
Summer Reading Program kickoff

Friends of the Library
Book Sale

April 11 @ 5-7 pm

Friday & Saturday
April 12 & 13 @ 9 am-5 pm

611 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro
near the Stone Center

Wilkes County Public Library  
Aimee Berry James, County Librarian

Traphill Branch Library  
Linda Pranger, Branch Manager 

Locations, hours, & closings

CLOSED Fri.-Sat. April 19-20
for the Easter holiday

Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-7 pm
Fri.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
10 am-1 pm & 1:30-6 pm 
   2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm