Watauga County Public Library
June 2021
Dear Readers:

We now have eased restrictions in alignment with the Governor's Mandate and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

Our new hours for June are as follows:
Monday - Thursday from 9 am - 6 pm, Friday & Saturday from 9 am - 4 pm

Please limit visits to no more than 2 hours per day.

If you are fully vaccinated you do not have to wear a mask; if you are not fully vaccinated, it is recommended that you wear a mask and we ask that you do. 

No food or drink in the library.

Limited seating is available.

Two study rooms are available on a first come first served basis for 1 individual per day.

Our Meeting Room will be available with restrictions for July, August and September for 1 group per day. A reservation must be made no more than 60 days in advance. Email wreference@arlibrary.org or use ext. 2 for Adult Services

Free masks available while supplies last.

Curbside service continues.

For updates, take a look at our website and click on the "Rosie the Riveter" slider.

The Western Watauga Branch will reopen on June 3; the same rules apply.

 ~ Monica Caruso
June Highlights
Reading Challenge
It is not to late to join the 2021 Bingo Reading Challenge! The goal is to complete a reading challenge for each category on the Bingo card. Each time you win Bingo and submit a form, your name will be entered for a chance to win a prize. Names will be drawn in June.
Elizabeth Mueller, Former Director of Libraries, Passes Away
Beth Mueller, former Director of Libraries for the Appalachian Regional Library (1992-2000), passed away on May 24.
Beth was a champion for libraries and was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Wilkes and Watauga County Public Library buildings.
She was involved with the Friends of the Library board, was a Reading & Rolling volunteer, and a founding member of the Watauga Literacy Association.
Beth will be missed by so many here in Boone. It was such a pleasure to know her; her wisdom and guidance when I first came to Boone was invaluable.
A service for her will take place at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday June 6 at
2:00 pm.

-Monica Caruso
Thank you to the following donors:

Alfred Zahler ~ Youth Supplies
Julie Thompson ~ Youth Supplies