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Walnut Cove Public Library

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The Walnut Cove Public Library is an invaluable community resource that promotes lifelong learning for people of all ages and backgrounds.


Walnut Cove Public Library
106 West Fifth Street/Post Office Box 706
Walnut Cove, North Carolina 27052
Voice: 336.591.7496
Fax: 336.591.8494

Christine Boles, Branch Librarian

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Cindy Lawson, Assistant Librarian

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Samantha Martin, Programming Assistant

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 Library Board Members

Mary Kerley, Chairwoman

Jeff Pratt, Vice Chairman 
Regional Board Representative -- Open
Emily Burroughs, Secretary Susan Poston, Treasurer
Dorcas Craine Debbie Martin
Jo Ann Collins Marian Tilley
Tammy Hill Fred White
Sharon Richardson

Friends of the Walnut Cove Public Library

Our Friend's Group is an excellent and supportive group that holds numerous fundraisers throughout the year and is very instrumental in organizing important events at the library.

The Friend's meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday in March, June, and December and the second Monday of September.

The group is always looking for new members to join.  The only requirement is to be a library user and lover!

Our dues are $5.00 per year. Any money we raise through fundraisers and membership dues contributes to projects in the library.

History of the Walnut Cove Public Library

     The Walnut Cove Public Library officially opened November 3, 1970, in a small store front on Main Street as a part of the Northwestern Regional Library system.

     Plans and hopes for a new library on town property began in 1975. After much hard work, set backs and fund drives, construction started in October 1978. With federal funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission, funds from Stokes County, the town of Walnut Cove, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, businesses, club and individual contributions, the citizens of Walnut Cove moved into their new facility, a 4692 square foot building on Main Street. The dedication service was held on October 28, 1979.

    After 25 years of use and growth, the need for an expansion was realized and plans were started. A groundbreaking ceremony was held December 8, 2005. With help from Stokes County, the Town of Walnut Cove, Paul Fulton, R. J. Reynolds, Duke Energy, USDA Rural Development Department, and many businesses and individual contributions work began and an Open House was held on August 29, 2009 of the newly expanded and renovated 8032 square foot library.

    With a lot of hard work from our dedicated staff, the library is quickly becoming a outstanding community and cultural center. We offer many pre-school and elementary aged programs and our adult programs are expanding to include a variety of topics.


Section # 1: General Statement, who can attend, role of fees or money transacted:

The Meeting Room(s) are available for use by all groups regardless of affiliation: business, civic, commercial, cultural, educational, governmental, partisan political, professional, religious, and or trade:


No group can charge admission fees, collect monies or revenue, or request donations, or make solicitations while using the meeting room. Fees for non-credited adult education classes, and registration fees (to cover expenses only) for seminars/conferences are permissible.

Those attending:

All meetings must be open to the public.

Meetings held must not disrupt the use of the library, patrons, staff, or interfere with any other library functions.

Persons attending the meetings in the public meeting room are held subject to all library rules and regulations.

Section #2: Scheduling and Reservations:

Advance reservations are required to meet at the library and to use the meeting room(s).

A separate distinct reservation is required to use the kitchen facility. The kitchen can only be used in conjunction with the large meeting room.

The library reserves the right to deny or revoke permission to use the meeting room(s).

Library sponsored and/or affiliated meetings have priority over all other functions.

Reservations are taken on a first-come, first serve basis.

Reservations must be made before the meeting date with the Branch Librarian, or with the library staff in consultation with the Librarian.

Reservations are not available for serial ( regularly scheduled) meetings (i.e. the Third Tuesday each month).

Meetings should be held during library business hours whenever possible. Reservations outside these hours may be approved at the discretion of the Branch Librarian, or library staff.

All meetings held must have at least one responsible adult (over 18 years of age) present at all times during the use of the room.

Section #3: Use of the Key to the building:

If needed, the group reserving the Meeting Room must pick up the key in advance of the meeting, as the librarian or staff directs. The key must be returned immediately after the meeting by dropping it in the book return, or as directed by the Librarian, or staff.

Section #4: Furnishings in the Public Meeting Room.

The group reserving the Meeting Room(s) is responsible for the arrangement of the room(s) as needed. Library furnishings must not be removed from the building without the express written consent of the Librarian.

Section #5: Responsibility and use of the Groups Own Equipment:

Groups using the Meeting Room are responsible for handling their own equipment, exhibits, and materials at their own risk. The library is not responsible for theft or damage to the groups equipment, exhibits, and materials.

If the group using equipment needs authorized licensed copyright coverage, it is the groups responsibility to acquire and provide the copyright coverage. The Library is not responsible to provide such coverages.

Section #6: Library Equipment used:

If library equipment or materials will be needed, the group must request for such when making the reservation. The group is responsible for proper operation of any equipment provided by the Library, and is responsible for any damages to the equipment.

Section #7: Leaving the Room after the Meeting:

The group reserving the Meeting Room is responsible for leaving the room, library, and/or provided equipment as it was found. The group is responsible for damages to the equipment, facility interiors, exteriors, grounds, and parking lots.

Section #8: Smoking and Alcoholic Beverages

The library is deemed and classified as a public facility. Thus, all smoking, and the presence or use of any alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the library building, on the grounds, and in the parking lots.

Section #9: Use of the Kitchen facility:

As stated above, a separate reservation must be made for the Kitchen Facility. The kitchen area must be cleaned after use, including cleaning tables, countertops, the sink, and any dishes used, as well as picking up any trash on the floor, and taking out any garbage and/or trash.

Section #10:  Endorsement by function of use:

Granting the use of library facilities or grounds is not an endorsement of the user(s) or the user(s) beliefs by the library, library staff, or the Library Board of Trustees.

Section #11: Changes to the Policy:

Regulations governing the public use of the public Meeting Room(s) are made by, and may be revised only by the Library Board of Trustees.  

Revised, October 1, 2012.


The library gratefully accepts donations in the form of money, books,memorial or honor books/items and other donations to enhance library services.

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

The library gladly accepts donations of books, DVDs, audio material and other items with the understanding that the items may be used in the library collection or used for whatever best serves the library. 

We do ask that the items be in good condition.  Upon request, the library will provide written acknowledgement of your charitable contribution.  Items may not be left outside of the library, but must be delivered during hours the library is open.

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