By: Submitted by the Yadkin County Library System
October 22, 2012
As a result of the “LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! Project,” seven of the libraries in our NWRL system were voted in the top 200, including the Yadkin County Public Library!
Mount Airy Public Library received the most votes and will receive $5,000 for books and supplies with the libraries in Alleghany, Dobson, Lowgap, Pilot Mountain, Walnut Cove and Yadkin will all be receiving a special LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! toolkit chock full of cutting edge, early literacy programming that combines preschool books with a versatile collection of DUPLO bricks. A big “Thank You” to our wonderful library patrons for all that you do to continue to promote libraries and literacy!
STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Yadkin County Public Library. STORYTIME is an early literacy program specifically geared for preschoolers 2-5 years old. The theme for this week’s program will be “Scary Stories”, featuring the letter “S” and highlighting the literacy skill, print motivation. All STORYTIME programs are free and open to the public. Make plans now to bring your child or grandchild for an entertaining and educational experience, with stories, music and crafts as we help get them “Ready to Read” with the “Every Child Ready to Read @ your Library” program.
The Yadkin County Public Library will be participating, along with other downtown businesses, in trick or treating on Wednesday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Stop by with your children in their costumes and get a treat from the library. In addition, “Tailypo” will be shown in the library at 3:30 pm followed by a costume contest at 4:00 pm in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center courtyard. Flyers about this event are available at the library along with a map of participating businesses.
A flu clinic for Veterans will be scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Yadkin County Public Library. If you live in Surry, Stokes, Wilkes or Yadkin counties, a veteran and are currently enrolled in VA health services, you are eligible for a free flu shot. Please bring your valid military ID or DD-214 and a photo ID.
Writer Belle Boggs will be offering a free memoir workshop on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Yadkin County Public Library. Workshop participants will read and discuss a variety of memoirs inspired by nature and will consider the question, how does where you live affect who you are? Participants in the workshop can choose to share their writing on the web with Forbush and Starmount Middle School students and will be invited to a writing celebration in the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm. With a limit of 20 participants, pre-registration is required. Please call the library at (336) 679-8792 to reserve your spot. The Memoir Workshop is a collaboration between the Yadkin Arts Council and Yadkin County Middle Schools and is funded by a grant through the North Carolina Arts Council.
The library’s book sale is still ongoing. With prices reduced to $1.00 for a bag, this is a great time to stock up on some reading materials at an affordable price. Please be aware that our book sale will end on Friday, November 9, 2012.
On display at the library is a collection of memorabilia, commemorating 100 years of Girl Scouts. This includes pictures, uniforms and more. The display has been traveling to all 16 counties of the local Triad Girl Scout Council. They have recently merged to form the Peaks to Piedmont Council which includes 40 counties. Come visit the library to see this collection on display until mid November.
The Yadkin County Public Library is a member of the Northwestern Regional Library system, comprised of libraries in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties. The library’s normal operating hours are as follows: Mondays and Thursdays 8:30 am – 6:30 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.