Wilkes County Library | March 2021
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All Appalachian Regional Library facilities are closed to the public. We are providing curbside and virtual services only. Contact-free curbside pickup services are available. You can place holds and we will do our best to get other materials that you want as well. Please be prepared to leave your vehicle to retrieve your holds and wear a mask when interacting with staff curbside. Our website and Facebook page have fantastic programs for you to enjoy. For more information, visit our website at wilkeslibrary.org with live chat service during our curbside hours, email wilkesreference@arlibrary.org, or call us at 336-838-2818..
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Hours for Curbside Pickup

Please note: We will be closed
Thursday, February 25.

Wilkes County Public Library
Monday-Thursday, 10 am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

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

11 am Monday Mayhem Crafts and creations

11 am Story Time

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

9:30 am Baby Songs for ages 2
and under

10:30 am Fairy Tales & Fables, featuring your
favorite fantastical tales

1 pm Builders' Club to construct fun, creative building projects
Connect with our Community Navigators!

Two social work interns from Appalachian State University are working at the library through April. Contact them for free social service referrals, emotional support, computer and resume help, job searching, college information, general discussion, and more. Make a virtual appointment at wilkesnavigators@arlibrary.org or 336-844-1277.
March 2, National Read Across America Day, is an opportunity for kids, teachers, parents, and community members to read books and celebrate the fun of reading. Falling on Dr. Seuss's birthday, National Read Across America Day also honors diversity in readers and book choices.
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.
Chromebooks for Checkout!

Use your library card to check out a chromebook through curbside services. Chromebooks require a gmail account for you to use Google docs or any of the Google suite. Please return chromebooks to a staff member when the library is open for curbside service.
You'll love the StudentAccess Program.

Use the StudentAccess program through the Libby App to check out ebooks from NC Kids Digital Library.
Books on the Small Screen (BoSS)

Join us for this online book club. We will read and discuss books that have inspired TV shows, some current and some upcoming. When you go to our Facebook page, click on Groups, and you can find the group and ask to join.

The March selection is Firefly Lane. Copies of book club selections are available at the library for checkout.
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. The March selection is She Lies in Wait. 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. You can join us for a book discussion virtually in our Goodreads discussion forum, https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/10661f71-wilkes-mystery-book-club, whenever you have time and no matter what you're wearing!
The RBdigital Magazines have moved to OverDrive's Libby. You can still enjoy the same great magazine collection. Install the Libby App or go to libbyapp.com to access free library ebooks, eaudiobooks, and magazines. Browse, borrow, place holds, read, and listen within the app.
For accessing most online & digital resources at the library: 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 device's App Store to install the Libby App for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks and magazines. Your institution is Appalachian Regional Library.
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.
Wilkes County residents may go to the Humane Society on Saturday, February 27 from 9 am to 11 am for up to 5 vouchers at 208 S. Bridge St., Wilkesboro, next to Cub Creek Dog Park. Vouchers are currently $10 for cats and $25-$35 for dogs. Wear a mask, bring proof of income, a valid ID card, and cash or check. https://www.facebook.com/HSofWilkes/
Wilkes County Public Library
215 Tenth Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659  
Aimee Berry James
County Librarian


Traphill Branch Library  
6938 Traphill Road
Traphill, NC 28685
Linda Pranger
Branch Manager