Yadkin County Library News

Adopt an Angel! Consider shopping for a child this Christmas. Gifts should be returned to the Yadkin Christmas Center in the Unifi Warehouse at 108 Beroth St. (warehouse across from McDonald’s) by Dec. 6. This program is sponsored by the Salvation Army. Christmas stockings also will be available for pickup, upon demand, at the Yadkin Christmas Center.

Effective Nov. 16, NC Works staff are available at the Yadkin County Public Library only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch, subject to change, depending on demand. For questions or additional assistance, contact them at the library at 336-312-9960. If no NC Works staff member is at the library, contact NC Works staff at the following:

• Mount Airy office (Steve Hodge office) 336-786-4169

• Mount Airy office fax number 336-789-3795 Steve Hodge email steve.hodge@nccommerce.com

• DeAnna Hall office 336-776-6747

• DeAnna Hall fax number 336-776-6817 DeAnna Hall email dhall@ptrc.org

• Questions about unemployment claims can be directed to 1-888-737-0259 or email esc.ui.customerservice@nccommerce.com

Are you looking to learn a new skill, while helping those in your community? The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, or VITA, is looking for volunteers to help prepare tax returns. If you are interested in becoming a VITA volunteer, contact the library at 336-679-8792 or C. Adams at 704-281-4649

Preschool Storytime will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Storytime programs are for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5 years, providing an educational and enjoyable reading experience along with age appropriate crafts. As a reminder, there will be no storytime on Nov. 26.

If you are you interested in tracing your family roots or need help in learning to use Ancestry.com, the library offers a free workshop, with volunteers, J.E. Brown and Patricia Rogers. Classes are now being offered on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. or Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Yadkin County Public Library. In addition, all NWRL libraries offer free access to the Ancestry.com Library Edition throughout this year. No advanced registration is required and all workshops are free and open to the public. Come join us for an informative session.

A knitting/crocheting class series is being offered at the library on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Participants will begin with learning the basic knitting/crocheting stitches and making a beginner scarf or dishcloth. Classes are taught by Michelle Spillman of Yadkinville. Knitting classes are free and open to the public with all materials provided. No pre-registration is required. Already know how to knit or crochet? You can still join us to collaborate and share ideas, techniques and patterns!

The library will be closed on Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 30. 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 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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