Yadkin County Library News

As the beginning of the new school year approaches, do not forget the library is a valuable resource. Computers, books, magazines, newspapers, NC LIVE as well as lending of resources from other NC Cardinal libraries are all accessible and available for use. If you need assistance or want to learn more about what the library has to offer, stop by or contact the library at 336-679-8792.

Preschool Story time will resume at 10 a.m. on Sept. 3. Story time programs are for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5 years old, providing an educational and enjoyable reading experience along with age appropriate crafts.

Ed Gregory will be at the Yadkin County Public Library on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. collecting information from Yadkin County veterans and their families 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 served or is serving, provide the following information: branch of service, wars involved in and any other information related to their service; pictures, in uniform or during tours of duty, grave or tombstone; birth, marriage and death information and any stories or information of interest about the service member. You may bring copies of your information to the library or contact Mr. Gregory at chopper1959@live.com or by phone at 336-463-2113.

Salisbury VAMC’s Rural Health Team will be at the library and providing free flu shots for veterans on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free flu shots will be offered to all veterans. Bring an VHA ID card and/or a copy of a DD-214 and a valid photo ID. For more information, call the Salisbury VAMC at 704-638-9000 ext 4958/4960/4315.

Deb Brown’s artwork is featured this month in the front display case. Brown showcases her cross-stitch pieces and original photography note cards. She is considered the artist in her family and developed a love of cross-stitching after completing a tablecloth project for her mother. While traveling, Brown began her photography journey and began creating note cards from her most memorable photos. Stop by and see this interesting collection during the month of August. The library enjoys sharing collection from our patrons. If you have a collection you are willing to share with the library, let us know so we can book it for display.

NC Works, formerly Employment Security Commission, staff are available for job assistance at the Yadkin County Public Library each day of the week. Hours available are Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 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 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 113 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 a library card number and pin. For more information, call the library at 336-679-8792 or see a library staff member.

The Yadkin County Public Library will be closed on Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The library will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 8. The library will also be closed on Sept. 25 for staff development. The library will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 28. 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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