Preschool Storytime will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the library. Preschool Storytime is for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, and is free and open to the public. Storytime is planned around a weekly theme, with stories and crafts. Make plans to bring your child or grandchild for an hour of fun!
Free tax preparation is available at the Yadkin County Public Library. 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 and Thursdays until April 6. Tax assistance is by appointment only. Call the library at 336-679-8792 to make an appointment.
NWRL in partnership with the IRS will also provide free tax preparation through our website, www.nwrl.org under “MyFreeTaxes.” Free tax preparation is for individuals or families with a combined household income of $62,000 or less. Click on the here link to start preparing your tax return free of charge. Tax Law and Software assistance will also be available for free to taxpayers that qualify. All tax coaches are certified at the IRS Advanced Level.
February is Black History month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. During the month of February, the library will have books on display about Africans Americans who have made great accomplishments throughout our history. In addition, genealogical and historical resources are also on display at our circulation desk. Stop by and pick up a book to read while they are on display.
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 pre-registration is required and all workshops are free and open to the public.
The library will host a film and discussion, “Come Hell or High Water: Remembering the 1916 Flood,” on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. The film includes interviews with family members who were directly impacted by the flood as period news clippings and never before seen photos that show the effects the flood had on many counties throughout Western North Carolina. The film also discusses what we’ve learned to better protect the citizens of North Carolina the next time a flood of similar proportion hits us. Film is about 50 minutes in length. No advanced registration is required and this event is free and open to the public.
NC Works staff, formerly known as the Employment Security Commission, will be at the library on Tuesdays and 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. Call the Mount Airy office at 336-786-4169 and the Winston-Salem office at 336-776-6757. Hours for these locations vary; 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 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 more than 5.1 million circulating items and more than 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!
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.
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.