Library news

Staff Report

September 12, 2013

A free library card is your ticket to back-to-school savings! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Yadkin County Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Yadkin County Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement as well as educational resources. Students can also use their library cards from home, too. For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Yadkin County Public Library in person or visit the library online at www.nwrl.org, click on the “Locations and Events” link and scroll down to “Yadkin County”.

The Yadkin County Public Library will resume our Genealogy Workshop on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Genealogy Workshops will be held each Thursday at 1:00 pm throughout the month, offering assistance to anyone who is interested in researching their family, using Ancestry.com. All NWRL libraries offer free access to the Ancestry.com Library Edition throughout this year. A link is also available on all of our public computers for access at your own leisure.

STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, September 12, 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 “Buzzy, Buzzy Bees”, featuring the letter “B”. Next week’s theme will be “Cluck, Cluck”, featuring the letter “C”. All STORYTIME programs are free and open to the public. Make plans now to bring your child or grandchild to STORYTIME!

The library will have a booth at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2013. We will be promoting library services and programs. Handcrafted bookmarks will be available for purchase to help raise funds for our library. Look for our booth and come support the library!

September is National Preparedness Month. SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin counties is taking an active role in helping our communities prepare for emergencies. Ann Cooper will be at the Yadkin County Public Library on Thursday, September 26th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm to furnish information, answer questions and demonstrate preparedness. Come learn how you can better prepare for emergencies!

The library is always in need of your donations. We gladly accept books, movies and magazine donations, with the exception of textbooks 5 years or older and encyclopedias. A charitable contribution receipt is available, upon request. Looking for other ways to give back to your local library? The Northwestern Regional Library system now has an easier way for you to give back…Library WishList. With WishList, click on the wishes, books or volunteers categories and discover all the many ways you can help your library. Visit our Facebook page and click on the “WishList” tab or visit our NWRL website at www.nwrl.org and click on Yadkin County Public Library. Dreams really can come true with your support!

A Veterans Flu Clinic has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the library. To qualify, you must be a Veteran and registered for Veteran services. Please bring your valid military ID and/or your DD-214. Mark your calendar and come get your free flu shot at the library.

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.