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King Public Library

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9:00 am - 8:00 pm


9:00 am - 8:00 pm


9:00 am - 8:00 pm


9:00 am - 8:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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The library houses a One-Stop/JobLink Center made possible by Forsyth Tech, 
Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board and 
the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. 
The service is located in the Gentry Technology Center.
Operations hours are daily Monday through Friday from 12:00 until 4:00.
An instructor will assist you with preparing a resume, job, searches,
career planning, improving your interview skills, scholarships, and work keys. 

King Public Library
101 Pilot View Drive
King, North Carolina 27021
Voice: 336.983.3868
Fax: 336.983.0769
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Library service for the King area began in 1943-44 when the Woman's Club stocked the club building with books from the North Carolina Library Commission and operated a library one afternoon a week.  When this service was discontinued, the community relied on the bookmobile service in the FCX building. 

On April 2, 1967 the first Lula Pulliam Memorial Library on Dalton Road opened.  The library project was sponsored by local clubs, with 2,000 books from the Northwestern Regional Library, local donations, and a few new purchases.  In August of 1969, Edith Smith was hired as the first librarian.  Library officials voted to the name the library the Lula Pulliam Memorial Library in August, 1970. 

On April 20, 1989, the library opened in what was formerly the Northwestern Bank building. 

In 1994, Stokes County and the City of King committed to jointly fund a new library.  A Library Services and Construction grant was awarded.  A beautiful new library opened on March 18, 1996 dedicated in honor of Mrs. Marguerite Slate Gentry and in loving memory of Mr. J. Worth Gentry.  Ann Nichols currently resides as librarian. 

King Public Library Board

Kay Phillips, Chairperson
Beth Carroll, Vice Chairman
Virginia Arrington Southern, Secretary
Sally Ervin, Treasurer
Dr. David Bowen David May
Bonnie Crouch Deanne Moore
J. Derek Edwards Melanie Moser
Wayne Frye Julie Sedlacek
Caroline Gentry Sandra Smith
Robert T. Jones,
Regional Board

Shelton Room

The Shelton Room is used primarily for library programs and meetings. When available, the room may be used for community use. All meetings must be open to the public.

The Shelton Room is available for the use of educational, cultural, civic, business, and governmental groups to conduct occasional meetings. The Shelton Room may not be used as a permanent meeting place. Trade or professional associations will be considered educational groups.

The use of the Shelton Room for commercial meetings will not be permitted. Admission fees, product sells, collections, donations, and product advertising are prohibited. No meeting may be held with the intent of expressing singular religious or political beliefs.

The person or organization reserving the Shelton Room must be an adult representative of the group (age 18 or over) as they will be held responsible, on the day of use, for leaving the room in a clean and orderly condition.

The capacity of the Shelton Room is
one hundred (100) persons. 

Reservations for use of the Shelton Room should be arranged with the Branch Librarian, or designated staff person, at least 24 hours in advance and not more than three months in advance.

A complete Policy for Public Use and application may be obtained from the library in person, by fax, or by e-mail.

Friends of the King Public Library

The library appreciates one of its truest treasures, the Friends of the King Public Library.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the library.

The Friends of the King Public Library:
Promote the library, its services and programs, throughout the community.
Sponsor special events and activities at the library.
Provide special materials that the library needs.
Make the community aware of the needs of the library and actively work to raise funds for those needs.
Encourage citizens to give honorary and memorial gifts
to the library.
Act as an advocate for the library among community groups and in the local government. 

The library gratefully accepts donations in the form of money (in person, by mail, on our Wishlist, or via PayPal), books, and other donations to enhance library services.

Donations in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones are gratefully accepted by the library.  At your request, each gift book donated or purchased with your donation will have a special bookplate which gives the name of the person to whom the book is dedicated and the name of the donor.

The library gladly accepts donations of books, DVDs, audio materials and other items with the understanding the the items may be used in the library collection, used for whatever best serves the library or donated to the Friends of the Library for their future use.  We do ask that the items be in good condition.  Items may not be left outside the library but must be delivered during hours the library is open.

Items that are discouraged:
Encyclopedia sets
Reader's Digest Condensed Books

Local Links

City of King
King Chamber of Commerce
Stokes County
Stokes Partnership for Children
Stokes Economic Development Center
Stokes County Cooperative Extension
Stokes County 4-H
Stokes County Arts Council
Stokes County Schools
Forsyth Tech 
Stokes County/Forsyth Tech Planning Survey
Stokes County NC Vacation

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The Stokes News
Winston-Salem Journal
WFMY News 2 TV
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The Mount Airy Public Library has been given a new collection of books and DVDs dealing with grief.  The donation was made thanks to Josh Armstrong, the grief counselor at the Mountain Valley Hospice.  The resources are available for check out in a special section and may be checked out through any of the 13 NWRL branches.  For more information, please contact the Mount Airy Public Library.

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