Yadkin County Library news

Ed Gregory will be collecting information from Yadkin County veterans and their families at the Yadkin County Public Library on July 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the book, “A Collection of Yadkin County Veterans: All Gave Some, Some Gave All.” Any information, photos, etc. from the Revolutionary War until today will be taken. If you are a veteran, or have a family member that has served or is serving, be prepared and bring a photo (in uniform if possible), service information, awards, etc., and what they did or are involved with after service.

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Programs will be held on Wednesdays, through July 29, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Movies will be shown on Mondays, beginning June 15 at 1 p.m. There will be no scheduled programs the week of July 4. These programs are free and for all ages. Join our Summer Reading Club, track your reading activities and earn achievements. Visit our nwrl.org page and click on the Summer Reading Club link to register. Get your Summer Reading schedule so you don’t miss out on our great programming this year. Funding provided by Yadkin County United Fund.

NC Works, formerly known as the Employment Security Commission, has staff at the Yadkin County Public Library available for job assistance each day of the week. Hours available are Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. They will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch, subject to change, depending on demand. Services include job searching, filing for unemployment, creating a resume, job training and skills development. For questions or additional assistance, contact them at 336-786-4169.

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 advanced registration is required. Already know how to knit or crochet? You can still join us to collaborate and share ideas, techniques and patterns.

Northwestern Regional Library has joined the NC Cardinal System which includes 111 libraries in North Carolina. This will allow for resource sharing through the use of a single online catalog with access to 5 million library items. The State Library of NC is sponsoring this program. All you need to place your own holds on circulating items at any NC Cardinal Library is your library card number and pin. For more information, call the library at 336-679-8792 or see a library staff member.

The library will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on July 6. 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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