Yadkin Public Library news

Staff Report

The 2017 Summer Learning Program has come to an end. We would like to extend a big “Thank You” to Yadkin County United Fund for sponsoring our programs and to Pizza Hut of Yadkinville for providing the reading incentives. The kids had a blast and so did we!

Our book sale has just begun. Popular “fill a bag” deals are back: fill a plastic bag for $2 or a paper bag for $5. Hardback books are only 50 cents. These are exciting deals that can’t be beat. Our book sale is located in our front foyer.

We are pleased to announce that Christy Ellington has accepted the position of branch librarian. She has worked in the library as assistant branch librarian for the past 10 years. She is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the community in a new and exciting way. We are eager to see her vision for the future.

88.5 WFDD, North Carolina’s longest continuously broadcasting public radio station, wants to know what you want to hear! A representative from the radio station will be here on Aug. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. They are encouraging members of the community to come talk to them, suggest story ideas, and submit questions for their series Carolina Curious in the hope that it will help them understand what you are most interested in hearing.

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. 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. As a reminder, there is no Ancestry on the first Tuesday of each month.

NC Works staff, formerly known as the Employment Security Commission, will be at the library on Thursdays for job assistance. Assistance will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed an hour for lunch. For questions, contact them at 336-312-9960. NC Works staff is also available in the Mount Airy and Winston-Salem offices, throughout the week. You may call the Mount Airy office at 336-786-4169 and the Winston-Salem office at 336-776-6757. Hours for these locations vary; please call for their hours of operation.

In addition to our regular NCWorks schedule, employment specialists from Surry Community College will be available at the Yadkin County Public Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be able to assist job seekers in registering and using NCWorks, provide information on available training opportunities in the area, and help create resumes and cover letters. Employment specialists will also be able to help set up email accounts, upload documents into online applications, and provide tips for completing applications and preparing for job interviews.

For a complete list of events going on at the Yadkin County Public Library or any of the NWRL libraries, visit our NWRL webpage at www.nwrl.org and click on the Events tab. Also, the library has a new Facebook page. Search for “Yadkin County Public Library” on Facebook, click on our page and like it to stay up to date on events, news and photos.

Are you new to the area or new to the library? Your library card gives you access to a multitude a free resources, such as books, magazines, movies, genealogy resources, music CDs, ebooks and with a growing consortium through NC Cardinal; it also gives you access to over 5.1 million circulating items and over 27 library systems as of January 2017. Stop by the library and register for a library card and learn even more ways to use your library card!

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