Watauga County Public Library
May 2021

The library will be closed Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.
Dear Readers:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Our Adult Services Dept. has completed a bibliography of books and movies that have been added to our collection thanks to our funding partner NAMI High Country. NAMI High Country was awarded an Inclusivity Grant for the second year. This grant is funded by the NC Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, and NAMI - State. Click here for the titles listed and a description of each. Clicking on the title will take you directly to our catalog.
We have a link from our website to this listing also.
Scroll down for information about a talk with Elliot Palmer, leader in the NC Peer Movement, will talk about his way out of trauma from incarceration to resiliency and his many successes in recovery.

If you would like to get involved with NAMI High Country, see their website for more information. They do great work to keep our community healthy.


 ~ Monica Caruso
May 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.
Revisioning Recovery
Revisioning Recovery - Film Showing

In case you missed the Earth Day film showing, you have an extended opportunity to view five short moving, inspirational and enlightening films/documentaries on climate justice.


These are sponsored by NC Humanities and Working Films in partnership with Appstate's Sustainable Development Department and the library.

Use the following link and password to view the movie until May 12.

Password: earthday21


AARP and Pen Pals
Western Watauga Branch Library is partnering with AARP to establish a Senior Pen Pal program. We are looking for senior citizens who would enjoy a pen pal because AARP has volunteers ready to pair with a senior! If you have a neighbor or family member, or know of a senior who would like to participate, please contact a staff member at Western Watauga Branch Library by calling 828-297-5515.
Thank you to the following donors:

Watauga County Historical Society ~ Digital Watauga Interns

Alfred Zahler ~ Adult A/V

Bethany Lutheran Church ~ Adult A/V

Margaret Butler ~ Adult A/V