Wilkes County Public Library

January 2021 News

Relax, Connect,
Be Safe.

The Wilkes County Library building is open to the public. You must cover your nose and mouth with a cloth covering. Non-medical masks, bandanas, or scarves can be used. We appreciate your cooperation! Contact-free curbside pickup services are available. Just call to make arrangements. Many library services are online. Our website and Facebook page have great programs and materials for you to enjoy.
Connect with us.
Wilkes County Public Library
Monday-Thursday, 10 am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

We will close at 5 pm on Thursday, December 31 and will be closed New Year's Day. We will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18.

Traphill Branch Library
Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am-6 pm

Online schedule, services & news:

Virtual programs & fun:

Follow us on Instagram @wilkescountypubliclibrary.

Contact us at our live chat box on our website.
It's available when the library is open.
Kids' Online Programs
on our Facebook page

Online Programs Weekly Schedule

9 am Movin' Mondays Fun story-themed exercise for the whole family

11 am Monday Mayhem Crafts and creations

11 am Story Time with your favorite actors reading popular stories

10:30 am Music & Movement
Active story time for ages 2 and up

9:30 am Baby Songs for ages 2
and under
1 pm Builders' Club to construct fun, creative building projects

Kindles for Kids

The Library has Kindles loaded with over 100 kids' books, such as Sesame Street, Pete the Cat, Frozen, and many more. Ask a staff member for more information.
You'll love the StudentAccess Program.

The StudentAccess program allows all Wilkes County public school children to check out books at our Library with their student ID (lunch number).
Use the StudentAccess program through the Libby App to check out ebooks from NC Kids Digital Library.
The Match Game
We’re all mixed up and we need you to help us figure out which pet is our pet! Stop by for a game card (or we can deliver one Curbside) to match the librarian to the pet, fill out your information on the back and return the game card to the box on the front desk. We’ll be handing out prizes to the winners at the end of the month!
Help Us Meet Your Library Needs!

You still have time to participate in our community needs survey to help the library plan for the next few years. The deadline is January 15.

For our two exciting Story Walks, the Library partners with Smoot Park and W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir at the Fish Dam Creek Park walking trail. The picture book featured to start the new year is Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee.
Need a Quiet Study Place to Study?

Sign up for a study space at the Information Desk on the Library's upper level on a first-come, first-served basis.
Silent Book Club
@ Dom's Bakery

Start your New Year off right by reading more. Bring your own book, read quietly, relax, and enjoy! First Tuesday of every month.

Tuesday, January 5 @ 5:30 pm
The Wilkes Mystery Book Club is for people who love true crime, thrillers, and all kinds of mysteries but don't have time to attend book clubs. Copies of each month's selection are available at the library a month in advance, or you may choose to download the eBook via the Libby app.
The January selection is The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie. You can join us for a book discussion virtually in our Goodreads discussion forum, https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1066171-wilkes-mystery-book-club, whenever you have time and no matter what you're wearing!
A New Virtual Library Art Gallery
starts this January!

We're hosting an all new Virtual Library Art Gallery beginning this month. Check out our Virtual Art Gallery's beautiful new artwork on the Library's website.

Access thousands of emagazines through the RBDigital app on any device. You can set up an account for Appalachian Regional Library and check out many at once without holds. The selection includes coloring books with printable pages.
For accessing most online & digital resources: Use your library card number and PIN, which is the last 4 numbers of the phone number you gave us. Or, if you are a student in Wilkes County public schools, you can log in with your student ID (lunch) number and your PIN is the last 4 numbers of your student ID. Want to download an app? Use your devices App Store to install the Libby App for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks and RB Digital for magazines. Your institution is Appalachian Regional Library.
 Wilkes County Public Library  
Aimee Berry James
County Librarian

Traphill Branch Library  
Linda Pranger
Branch Manager