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Staff report

April 8, 2013

STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Yadkin County Public Library.


STORYTIME is an early literacy program specifically geared for preschoolers 2-5 years old. The theme for this week’s program will be “Cluck! Cluck!”, featuring the letter “C” and highlighting the literacy skill, vocabulary. All STORYTIME programs are free and open to the public.


The Northwestern Regional Library system is holding its second annual Ride for Readers on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties will all have their own starting points with all routes ending at the Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville. Cost for entry is $20.00 per rider and $5.00 per passenger. Food, live music, special appearances and performances and much more! All proceeds will go towards ebooks for NWRL libraries. Call your local library for more details or visit our website at www.nwrl.org .


The NWRL system is holding a Traveling Quilt Raffle Fundraiser now through June 1st. This beautiful handmade quilt was designed by Carol McDowell, an Elkin resident and member of the Elkin Library Board. Tickets can be purchased at any NWRL branch for $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The quilt will be on display weekly at each of the NWRL branches until June 1st. For a complete list of date and locations, please see the Region’s “What’s Happening” page on our NWRL website. Drawing for the quilt will be held on Saturday, June 1st at the Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville, in conjunction with our 2nd annual Ride for Readers. For more information, please contact your local NWRL library.


Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013! National Library Week is a national observance, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country, each April. Libraries today are more than just a place for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools; libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.


Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books, special programming for children and adults, materials for English-language learners, genealogy programs for researchers, or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond. Communities matter at your library!


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 am – 6:30 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.