Yadkin library news

Staff Report

Summer Reading Programs will be held on Wednesdays, June 13 through July 25 at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” All of the programs are free and for all ages. Get your Summer Reading schedule so you don’t miss out on our great programming this year. Funding provided by Yadkin County United Fund. Stop by the library or visit our NWRL website or our library Facebook page to get a schedule.

Movie Mondays begin on June 11 at 3 p.m. We will be providing drinks and snacks, so come in out of the summer heat and enjoy a movie with us! Get your Movie Mondays schedule so you don’t miss out on any of the great films we have coming up. You can pick one up in the library or visit our NWRL website or our library Facebook page.

On June 5 at 10 a.m., Sherry Milholand Gibson from Mountain Valley Hospice will talk about how volunteers are making a difference in their communities. Volunteers are an integral part of any superior hospice program. Mountain Valley Hospice counts on them to assist staff in providing excellent end-of-life care in patients’ homes and facilities. Training is free, and a volunteer commitment to provide at least two to three hours a month is all they ask. Come learn more about how you can make a difference to your community by being a hospice volunteer.

Make It, Take It is a class where we “make” crafts to “take” home. It is held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 3 p.m. Some projects will be finished in one session, but others may take a little more time. Examples of some of the crafts we might make include paper crafts, felt ornaments, and designing a kaleidoscope. If you would like to join us, please let us know at least two days before the scheduled session so we can have enough supplies on hand.

If you are in high school and you love to read, then be our book buddies and come join our Teen Book Club. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. Each month, we will choose a book to read, and when we come together again at the next meeting, we will discuss our thoughts about it. It is okay if you end up not enjoying the book. There are no wrong opinions! This month we are reading “I Am the Messenger” by Mark Zusak.

Our writer’s group is open to writers of all skill levels from high school and up. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 4 p.m. Join us for a fun time of writing, discussions, workshops, and support with likeminded people. All you need is a pencil, some paper, and your imagination.

The library has a book sale in the front entryway. With a variety of books to choose from, there is something for everyone at a great price that cannot be beat. Come see what we have to offer!

Free tax preparation is available at the Yadkin County Public Library. This service started on January 24th. The VITA Program is a free, IRS-sponsored program to help low- and middle-income workers have their federal and state income taxes prepared and filed electronically at no cost. Gross household income must be less than $54,000. For tax assistance at the Yadkin County Public Library, volunteers will be available on Wednesdays until April 4th. Tax assistance is by appointment ONLY. Please call the library at 336-679-8792 to make an appointment.

If you are interested in tracing your family roots or need help in learning to use Ancestry.com, the library offers free workshops. Classes are now being offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Yadkin County Public Library. All NWRL libraries offer free access to the Ancestry.com Library Edition. No advanced registration is required, and all workshops are free and open to the public.

NC Works staff, formerly known as the Employment Security Commission, will be at the library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions, please contact them at 336-312-9960. NC Works staff is also available in the Mount Airy throughout the week. You may call their office at 336-786-4169. Hours for these locations vary; please call for their hours of operation.

Are you new to the area or new to the library? Your library card gives you access to a multitude of free resources such as books, magazines, movies, genealogy resources, music CDs, and eBooks. With a growing consortium through NC Cardinal, it also gives you access to over 5.1 million circulating items and over 27 library systems. Stop by the library and register for a card and learn even more ways to use your library card!

For a complete list of events going on at the Yadkin County Public Library or any of the NWRL libraries, visit our webpage at www.nwrl.org. Also, the library has a Facebook page. Like our page to stay up to date on events, news, and photos.

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 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Staff Report