BOONE — This week marks National Library Week, a time set aside to celebrate all libraries and the treasure troves found within their walls — but also outside of those walls, electronically.
Now would be a great time to discover the Appalachian Regional Library’s e-resources, many of which are available with a library card. Visit www.arlibrary.org/ebooks to get started. You can access ebooks, e-audiobooks, films on demand, articles, test preparation, language learning and career development through NC Live, virtual story times and events via Facebook and so much more — all from home. The Appalachian Regional Library’s main platform for e-books is through https://arl.overdrive.com.
If you need a library card, visit https://arlibrary.libguides.com/c.php?g=1015767&p=7357155 to begin that short and simple process; ARL’s circulation staff will be in touch shortly thereafter to give you your card number, and then the fun begins. Your pin would be the last 4 digits of your primary phone number.
Once you are reading, join the Reading Challenge and write a book review, including your name and contact information for our raffle. If you get your card or write a review before April 30, you will be entered into a raffle for one of five gift cards that can be used at a local business. Thanks to the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library for their support.
For specific ways to engage and advocate for libraries, see http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.