Wilkes County Public Library | July 2021

Welcome, Suzanne!

Please join us on July 19 in welcoming our new County Librarian, Suzanne Moore. She has been serving as County Librarian at Ashe County Public Library.

Summer Reading Program Fun!

Or register in person at the library.

The exciting "Tails and Tales" ("Colas y Cuentos") activities for kids and adults continue until August 21. Keep track of the minutes you read. You will earn prizes by reading books, audiobooks, magazines, or having someone read to you. It all counts toward prizes. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website for more information!

Too young to read?

Participate in the Summer Reading Program by having someone read to you! Or watch our library online videos, such as Baby Songs.
Don't let the kids have all the fun!

Games and prizes ... and more!
Online Programs
for kids & families

Online Programs Weekly Schedule

11 am Monday Mayhem (Facebook Live)
Show Day (READsquared)

11 am Story Time (Facebook Live)
Craft Day (READsquared)

10:30 am Music & Movement (Facebook)
Author/illustrator Day (READsquared)

9:30 am Baby Songs (Facebook)
Mashup Day (READsquared)

6 pm Pajama Stories (Facebook)
Guest Day (READsquared)

1 pm STEM Challenge (Facebook)
In-Person Programs
Outdoor Art Party

We will host our art parties at Smoot Park on Tuesday afternoons in July.

Tuesdays, 4 pm to 6 pm
@Smoot Park

In-person Programs:
Wilkes Fresh Story Time


@ Traphill Branch Library 12 pm

@ Ronda Town Hall 2 pm
Take and Make Kits
for kids and teens

Take and Make kits for kids and teens will be available for pick up at both libraries each week. Please take only one kit per child or teen.

Connect with us.
Wilkes County Public Library

New Hours
start July 5!

Monday-Thursday, 9 am-7 pm
Friday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm


Traphill Branch Library
Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am-6 pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10 am-3 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.
Wilkes County Public Library, the Wilkes Heritage Museum, the Wilkes Art Gallery, and the NC Arts Council invite you to a free concert by Copper Creek Band during the Peach Festival.

Saturday, July 31 @ 2 pm
Wilkes Heritage Museum

For more information, call 336-667-3171 or 336-838-2818 option 2.
For checkout: Kindles for everyone and Chromebooks for Adults

The library has Kindles loaded with kids' books, such as Sesame Street, Pete the Cat, Frozen, and many more. Adults can enjoy Kindles with popular fiction titles. Adults can check out a Chromebook for 3 weeks or use it with the WIFI in our parking lot. Chromebooks require a gmail account for you to use Google docs or any of the Google suite. Return devices to a staff member.
Silent Book Club
meets on first Tuesday of the month at Dom Bakeries.

See you there!

Tuesday, July 6 @ 5:30

Handy Info 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, audiobooks, and magazines. Your institution is Appalachian Regional Library.

Join us @ the library!

Tuesday, July 20 @ 4:00 pm

We will discuss Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex and Herman Melville's Moby Dick: or, The Whale.

Copies available at the library.

Library Book Club meets monthly every THIRD
TUESDAY. New faces and friends always welcome!
Need fishing gear?
We have it here
@ the library!

Get ready for all-day free fishing on July 4, regardless of your age or whether you're a NC resident. We have new fishing gear for children and adults.

Friends of the Library
Book Sale

July 8 @ 5-7 pm

Friday & Saturday
July 9-10 @ 9 am-5 pm

611 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro
near the Stone Center
Lincoln Heights School students await governor's visit, early 1960s
In 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.
Vaya Health programs are returning to the Library in August. They are
free & open to the public.

Coping techniques for depression and anxiety will be presented @ the Library,
Friday, August 6, 2-4 pm.

For more information, contact Mandy Matney at 336-818-1229 ext. 4442 or mandy.matney@vayahealth.com.
Wilkes County Public Library
215 Tenth Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659  

Nicole de Bruijn, Interim County Librarian
Suzanne Moore, County Librarian, starting July 19

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