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@ Wilkes County Public Library

February 2019 News
Don't miss out on these 2 events!

Chocolate Extravaganza
@ the Friends of the Library Book Room, Thursday, Feb. 14, 4-7 pm (See more information below).

Hot Winter Night Fundraiser
Friday, March 8, 7pm
@ the Library with live music by Steve & Chuck, drinks & food catered by Elsewhere on Tenth! Buy your $35 ticket at the Library before we sell out. All proceeds support free meals for children this summer @ the Library.
February is Library Lovers Month
We are lucky to have so many library lovers in Wilkes County. One said recently "the Library is a magical place." Our goal is to make library resources accessible to many more people in the county ... and to spread the magic.
Take a minute to look at Appalachian Regional Library’s new link at the bottom of our Library's website (the middle of the 3 squares) that links to our Movie Guide. This service provides a visual experience for finding a movie. You can browse and place a hold on the available movies from the website.
A New Program in the Rose Herring Children's Library!

Is your child starting kindergarten? That means a big change for your family. Bring your child to any of these meetings so that everyone will feel prepared.

Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6
@ 10 am

Registration is encouraged. Call 336-838-2818, ext. 231.
The Student Access program allows all public school children to check out books at our Library. Their student ID (lunch number) is all they need. Bonus: no late fees for overdue books. They can also check out ebooks from NC Kids Digital Library by using the Libby App. Any questions? Ask at the Library!
Lara Jean's letters to all the boys she's loved before should never have been delivered. Yet, here we are. Help Lara Jean escape the letters in this book-themed escape room. This program is for 7th to 12th graders.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 1-3 pm

Call 336-838-2818, ext. 231 or come by the Library to register.
Computer savvy? Learn how with David Greenwood's help.
Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 13 @ 2 pm
Reserve your spot: call 336-838-2818, ext. 236 or 232.

What's for Dinner?
We can help you make family meals easy, fast, & healthy.
If you want plans & cooking tips for making healthy meals that even picky eaters will like, this class is for you. We can help you manage your time and money while reducing frustration. 

Starting Feb. 20 & Feb. 26, 1-3 pm

Wilkes Community Partnership for Children & partners present this free program. To register or for more details, contact Sarah Colbert, coalition office, at 336-838-0977 or

These informative Vaya Health workshops are free to professionals & to the public at the Library.
Friday, Feb. 1

@ 2pm PTSD: Invisible Scars & Building Resilience

@ 3 pm Commonly Misused Medications: Risk Factors

See this year's Vaya Health programs on our Library's website .

Registration is encouraged but not required. Register with Mandy Matney
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) has extended hours at the Library, thanks to the Humane Society of Wilkes.
Tuesdays @ 6-7 pm &
Saturdays @ 12-2 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Monday & Tuesday, Feb 18 & 19, 9:15 am – 1:45 pm
For any professional who works with adolescents and wants to become better informed about helping struggling individuals. Material covered can be applied to youth ages 8-22. To register:
email or call 336-838-1644.
Be Medicare Aware :
Learn from Rick Cook of SHIIP
on Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:30 am @ the Library
Call 336-838-2818 ext. 232 or 236 to reserve a spot.
See stories in nature with Story Walk at the W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir
The Wilkes County Public Library partners with W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir for a Story Walk on the walking trail at the Fish Dam Creek Park. Enjoy a new story every six weeks @ 499 Reservoir Road, Wilkesboro.
Friends of the Library Corner

Become a Friend or renew your membership and receive a $5 "Book Bucks" gift card.

The Chocolate Extravaganza
Enjoy luscious chocolate creations at the Friends of the Library Book Room 611 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, behind Wilkes County Board of Education building
Thurs., Feb. 14, 4-7 pm

The Book Sale starts
Feb. 14
@ 5-7 pm

& also
Feb. 15 & 16 @ 9 am-5 pm

611 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro

Wilkes County Public Library  
Aimee Berry James, County Librarian

Traphill Branch Library  
Linda Pranger, Branch Manager 

Locations & hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-7 pm
Fri.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
10 am-1 pm & 1:30-6 pm 
   2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm