Summer Reading Programs

Ashe County Public Library

Programs Happening Every Week

ABC Storytime All Ages
Saturdays - 11:00am
Join us for Alphabet Adventures with stories, art, and music.

Chess Club All Ages
Fridays - 3:00pm
Up your game in this table top classic.

MARS: Molly’s Activities & Random Shenanigans
(MARS will be on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons)
Join Ms. Molly every week for crafts, learning, and FUN! Follow our Facebook page each week to find out where, when and what.

June Special Events

Native American Pottery

*June 7, 14, 21 - 10:30 am
Ages 6-9
Create ceramics similar to Native Americans with Ms. Marri.

† June 11th - 10:30 am
All Ages
Meet some unique animals with our friends from Zootastic.

June 15th - 11am– 2 pm
All Ages
Star Wars, Soap, Sounds and Soil. So many fun things to discover!
Begin with the multifarious music of Sound Traveler & finish with liquid nitrogen plied by KidSenses. Come spend the day!!

Turchin Art Workshop
* June 18th
Ages Specified
11:00am– Ages 4-6, 1:00pm– Ages 7-9, and 2:00pm Ages 10-12.
Early Registration required for each age group.

Gemstone Mining
*June 20th - 9:30 am & 10 am
All Ages
Search for gems with the Schiele Museum!

Tween International Taste Testing
* June 20th - 2:00 pm
Ages 8-12
Taste new snacks from around the world. The only catch is that you have to guess where they are from!
(Please consider possible allergies before you participate.)

* June 25th - 10:30 am
Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!

Tween Crafty
* June 27th - 2:00 pm
Learn about new crafts from around the world!

† June 28th - 1:00 pm
Meet local wildlife presented by May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

July & August Special Events

Turchin Art Workshop
*July 2nd
 Ages Specified
11:-00am– Ages 4-6, 1:00pm– Ages 7-9, and 2:00pm Ages 10-12.
Early Registration required for each age group.

UFO Drop 
July 3rd - 2:00pm
Ages 8-11
Whose UFO will float the best? Come create your own and test it out for National UFO Day

*July 10th - 11:00am
Dig into the past with the Museum of Ashe County History.

ASU Family Science All Ages
July 11th - 2:00pm
Appalachian State University presents a night of experiments and fun.

Ranger Scott with New River State Park
July 16 - 11:00am
All Ages

Aesop’s Fables
† July 18th - 10:00am
All Ages
Presented by Bright Star Touring Theater, classic tales to entertain all!

American Girl Tea Party
* July 23rd - 2:00pm
Ages 7-11
Young guest are invited to a special Tea hosted by Miss Ciara to play games, learn about etiquette, and enjoy tea and tasty fare.

Family Yoga 
July 24 - 10:30 am
All Ages

Disney Day 2.0
July 25th - 4:00pm
All Ages
Come dressed as a Disney character, play games and karaoke.

Superhero Run
August 3rd - 10:00am– 12:00pm
All Ages
Strength, Intelligence, or blasters, whatever power you have, come show off your skills in your best hero (or villain) cosplay.

Dinosaurs and Fossils
* August 8th - 3:30pm
Ages 4-12
Explore real fossils and replicas with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

* = Program requires registration, registration for programs begins May 31st at 2pm. Come to the library to sign-up.

† = Tickets may be picked up at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the program and are limited to 150 people. Contact the library at or call (336)846-2041 ex. 105 for information.

Watauga County Public Library

140 Queen St,  Boone, NC 28607  
(828) 264-8784

Summer Reading Program - A Universe of Stories

Story Time Every Day at 11:00am

Baby Lap Time on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30am

Summer Reading Kick Off
Wednesday, June 12th - 2:00pm
Pick up your Reading Log. Music with Tommy Smith, Twist the Balloon Man, Jack of Hearts Magic, Face Painting, Ice Cream with King Street Creamery

Galaxy Slime
Friday, June 14th - 12:00pm

Family Science Night
Monday, June 17th - 4:00pm
Family Science provides youth with the opportunity to be critical thinkers and problem solvers with exciting, hands-on activities for elementary-aged children.

Lees McRae Wildlife
Tuesday, June 18th - 2:00pm
The center’s goal is to rehabilitate and release wildlife patients in need and educate the public regarding the value of wildlife in our ecosystem.

Space Invader Nerf Ball
Friday, June 21st at 1:00pm

Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales Movie (115 minutes - TV-Y7)
Thursday, June 27th - 2:00pm

Family First Friday
Friday, July 5th - 4:00-6:00pm

Magic with Caleb Sigmon
Tuesday, July 9th - 1:00pm

Friday, July 12th - 2:00pm

Bright Star Theater Aesop’s Fables
Wednesday, July 17th - 2:00pm

Thursday, July 18th - 2:00pm
Zootastic will be at the Watauga County Public Library with trainers, animals and knowledge. The trainers will do an animal talk with the youth. They may ask questions and have a hands on session with some of our animals.

Astro Training Camp
Friday, July 19th - 2:00-4:00pm

Gem Mining
Wednesday, July 24th - 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm
PLEASE SIGN UP. Go gem mining and search for quartz, citrine, garnets and other beautiful specimens, and it’s all free at the library.

Herpetology with EcoExplore
Monday, July 29th - 1:00pm
Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles, such as frogs, snakes and salamanders. Amphibians are animals that are soft-skinned, cold-blooded and usually undergo a metamorphosis. There are over 7,000 species of amphibians world-wide. Reptiles are animals that have scales, are cold-blooded and do not have a larval stage. There are over 10,000 species of reptiles worldwide. Western North Carolina is home to only two venomous snakes, the Northern copperhead and the timber rattlesnake. The North Carolina state reptile is the Eastern box turtle, the state salamander is the marbled salamander and the state frog is the pine barren tree frog.

Click here for info. on Summer Reading events at the Western Watauga Library.

Summer Reading Program
Tuesday, June 18 at 11:00 am

"Fur and Feathers"

Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute

Presented by: Lees-McRae College

Preschool to 5th Grade

Read at least two hours per week to be eligible to draw a reading prize!

Young Adult Readers

6th Grade and up

Book Reviews = enter to win prizes!

Wilkes County Public Library

215 Tenth Street North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
(336) 838-2818

Tie Dye at Cub Creek Park
Monday, June 10th - 10:00am-1:00pm
Bring something to tie dye during our summer reading kick off!

Dakota & Friends Cryptozoology
Thursday, June 13th - 2:00pm
Discover the world of mythical creatures. See dragons and Bigfoot!

Lees McRae Wildlife Rehabilitation
Thursday, June 20th - 2:00pm
Learn more about (and see) injured and orphaned NC animals.

Tangle of Tales
Thursday, June 27th - 2:00pm
Grey Seal Puppets performs “The Frog Prince,” “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” and “The Three Little Pigs.”

Dog Days of Summer
Thursday, July 11th - 11:00am
Meet Partners! Canine’s rescued friends. Play with the dogs and pups and learn how to care for your pets.

Stories from the Starry Night
Thursday, July 11th - 2:00pm
Classic tales of constellations and creation stories from many cultures presented by Stories with Claire.

Family Science
Friday, July 12th - 2:00pm
Science fun for the whole family.

Jack’s Adventure in Space
Thursday, July 18th - 2:00pm
Come along with Jack in this out-of-the-world theatrical adventure through the solar system!

Zootastic Petting Zoo
Thursday, July 25th, 2:00-4:00pm
Feed and pet animals at Brushy Mountain Apple Festival Park.

Summer Reading Wrap Up Pool Party
Saturday, July 27th - 6:00-8:00pm
Celebrate completing your summer reading BINGO card with a pool party at Smoot Park.

Weekly Programs


Teens Rule
Mondays - June 17-July 22 - 2:00pm
Join us for trivia, games and other activities specifically for teens.


Story Time
Every Tuesday at 11:00am
Stories and songs for preschoolers.

Family Craft
Tuesdays, June 11-July 23 - 2:00pm
Make a space-themed craft.


Music & Movement
Every Wednesday at 11:00am
This alphabet story time includes singing, dancing and more.

STEM takes on…
Wednesday, June 12- July 24 - 2:00pm
Explore science, technology, engineering and math.


Baby Time
Every Thursday at 9:30am
Stories, finger plays and songs for babies up to age two.

Builders Club
Every Thursday at 4:00pm
Come build with us! We’ll provide an assortment of building tools for your creation.


Family Free for All
Fridays, June 14-August 23 - 2:00pm
Play a board game, challenge each other in a game of trivia, or watch a movie. We’ll provide snacks!

Monday to Friday

Imagination Cafe
Monday-Friday - June 3- August 23 - 12:00-1:00pm
Free lunch for kids up to 18 years old; stories, games, crafts and more.