By: Staff Report
April 23, 2013
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Children’s Center and Exchange/SCAN are sponsoring “Pinwheels for Prevention”, a pinwheel garden that represents the community’s efforts to support families and reduce the occurrence of child abuse and neglect.
This special pinwheel garden is on display outside the library. For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Children’s Center at (336) 677-1349 or visit their website at www.yadkinchildren.com or contact Exchange/SCAN at (336) 679-6135 or visit their website at www.exchangescan.org
With funds generously provided by Yadkin County United Fund, the library has purchased over 65 new books for the juvenile collection.
Books on the subject of service dogs were purchased to supplement a series of special programming held at the library. In addition, books on the subjects of science, first aid, math, government and technology were also purchased to replace outdated materials. The library would like to thank Yadkin County United Fund for their continued support of public libraries and providing educational resources for all children.
The Northwestern Regional Library system is sponsoring their 2nd annual Ride for Readers on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties will all have their own starting points with all routes ending at the Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville. Cost for entry is $20.00 per rider and $5.00 per passenger. Food, live music, special appearances and performances and much more! All proceeds will go towards ebooks for NWRL libraries. Call your local library for more details or visit our website at www.nwrl.org .
The NWRL system is holding a Traveling Quilt Raffle Fundraiser now through June 1st. This beautiful handmade quilt was designed by Carol McDowell, an Elkin resident and member of the Elkin Library Board. Tickets can be purchased at any NWRL branch for $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The quilt will be on display weekly at each of the NWRL branches until June 1st. For a complete list of date and locations, please see the Region’s “What’s Happening” page on our NWRL website. Drawing for the quilt will be held on Saturday, June 1st at the Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville, in conjunction with our 2nd annual Ride for Readers. For more information, please contact your local NWRL library.
STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 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 “Funny Farm”, featuring the letter “F” and highlighting the literacy skill, narrative skills. 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 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 a.m.-5:30 p.m.