STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at 10 a.m. STORYTIME is an early literacy program specifically geared for preschoolers 2-5 years old. The theme for this week’s program will be “Time to Sleep,” featuring the letter “S” and highlighting the literacy skill, vocabulary. All STORYTIME programs are free and open to the public. Make plans now to bring your child or grandchild for a fun and entertaining educational experience, with stories, music and crafts as we help get our kids “Ready to Read” with the “Every Child Ready to Read @ your Library” program.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service. This year marks the 34th anniversary of this program that showcases North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, North Carolinians have proven their concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local communities. Each county selects five individuals, businesses, group/teams and Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the five recipients will be nominated to receive the Governor’s Medallion Award for volunteer service. Nomination forms are available at the Yadkin County Public Library. Please return the completed forms to Malinda Sells, Branch Librarian, no later than Nov. 14, 2011.
The library is looking for a bilingual person who is willing to volunteer to teach a six-week course on “Everyday English.” The workshop would consist of 12 hours of teaching time and approximately 8-10 people in the class. Resources are available for workshop use as well as for checkout by participants. If you are interested in helping others and would like to volunteer your time, please call Malinda Sells, Branch Librarian, at 336-679-8792.
The library’s landscape is under construction. Due to visibility issues with the handicapped parking, two trees have been removed. In addition, a group has generously donated funds for the improvement and upgrade of our landscape. Please pardon the mess while we work to bring an improved and unified area for all library patrons to enjoy.
The Yadkin County Public Library, in partnership with the Urban League, is hosting free computer training classes for adults ages 50 and older and anyone who has disabilities. Training will include turning on a computer, using the mouse, searching the Internet, developing a resume, using email and much more! Classes are held on Tuesdays from 9–10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-noon. If you are interested in participating, come to the library during the designated time.
A very limited amount of Summer Reading themed bags are still available for purchase at the Yadkin County Public Library. These reusable bags are $2 each and are available in three different styles, each with a different Summer Reading theme. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of books for the library. Stop by and purchase your bag today.
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.–6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.