All books in the library system can be found through a computer catalog. Search through more than 13.000 items or go to www.youseemore.com/walton.
The latest fiction bestsellers are available but may need to be reserved. There are approximately 3,000 books for children and young adults. Books from other county branches can be delivered to the Coastal Branch.
In addition to the cataloged books, the Coastal Branch has a large, current collection of paperbacks. Patrons are encouraged to help keep this collection growing by donating used books. There is a limit of 10 items that can be checked out.
The Meeting Room
The Coastal Branch staff is always ready to help you find books and information. Books, magazines and articles can also be found through the State interlibrary loan service. Computers are available at the branch for various tasks, including surfing the internet and printing web pages. These wireless services are free. Typewriters are also available.
"Tail Waggin Tutors" Reading Programs encourages children to read by providing a nonjudgmental listener and a furry friend to read to who won't laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them. These dogs are Therapy Dog Certified with special training.
For more information on services, clubs or special programs, go to the library web site or call your library:
Books/Audio CDís/VHS Tapes/Books on tape for Children/Books on tape for Teens and Tweens/Large Print Books/Books in other languages/Reference/Free Internet Access/Community Room Reservations/Adult Programs/Preschool Programs/Childrenís Programs/Teen Programs/ Free Tax Preparation/NWFSC Database Acdess with laptop station/
Need help at tax time? The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) trains volunteers who offer free tax help at the library each year for six weeks prior to April 15 each year.
Several enrichment programs run by volunteers are available for children and adults. Preschool ages birth to 4 Years have story hour once a week.
School-age children can enjoy a 10-week Summer reading program. Both of these programs require registration.
Adults can participate in the Book Loverís Discussion Group, Prime Time, and Friends of the Coastal Branch Library. The Book Lovers meet the second Tuesday each month, September through May, at 10 AM at the library.
Prime Time is a ten-week program held at the library from January through mid-March at 10:00 AM. Subjects vary from local history, gardening, travel, archaeology, and other interests.