As people increasingly read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, they’re discovering one of the best resources is their local public library.

Watauga County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks free from Watauga County Public Library.

With a library card, members of the community can borrow from the digital collection by downloading Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive.

Watauga Public Library Librarian Monica Caruso said library was excited to offer training from the experts on the Libby app, to learn about how easy it is to work with.

The Library is hosting live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app on Thursday, January 20 at 10 am.

More information and registration can be found at

You can download the Libby app at


The Watauga Public Library, and Western Watauga Branch Library, will be closed Monday January 17