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Teen Read Week is October 14-18, 2012. YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) dares you to read for the fun of it! Celebrate reading for fun by taking advantage of reading in all forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more! Stop by the library this week and check out some of these top teen reads!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

The Killer’s Cousin by Nancy Werlin

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz

Tempest by Julie Cross

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Nightmare Academy by Frank Peretti

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 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 “Extraordinary Owls”, featuring the letter “O” and highlighting the literacy skill, phonological awareness. All STORYTIME programs are free and open to the public. Make plans now to bring your child or grandchild for an entertaining and educational experience, with stories, music and crafts as we help get them “Ready to Read” with the “Every Child Ready to Read @ your Library” program.

The Yadkin County Public Library will be participating, along with other downtown businesses, in trick or treating on Wednesday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Stop by with your children in their costumes and get a treat from the library. In addition, there will be a costume contest at 4:00 pm, with prizes given. More details to come!

A flu clinic for Veterans will be scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Yadkin County Public Library. If you live in Surry, Stokes, Wilkes or Yadkin counties, a veteran and are currently enrolled in VA health services, you are eligible for a free flu shot. Please bring your valid military ID or DD-214 and a photo ID.

Writer Belle Boggs will be offering a free memoir workshop on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Yadkin County Public Library. Workshop participants will read and discuss a variety of memoirs inspired by nature and will consider the question, how does where you live affect who you are? Participants in the workshop can choose to share their writing on the web with Forbush and Starmount Middle School students and will be invited to a writing celebration in the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm. With a limit of 20 participants, pre-registration is required. Please call the library at (336) 679-8792 to reserve your spot. The Memoir Workshop is a collaboration between the Yadkin Arts Council and Yadkin County Middle Schools and is funded by a grant through the North Carolina Arts Council.

On display at the library is a collection of memorabilia, commemorating 100 years of Girl Scouts. This includes pictures, uniforms and more. The display has been traveling to all 16 counties of the local Triad Girl Scout Council. They have recently merged to form the Peaks to Piedmont Council which includes 40 counties. Come visit the library to see this collection on display until mid November.

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.

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