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STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. 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 “My House”, featuring the letter “H” 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 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.

There was tough competition among the teams at this year’s NWRL High School Quiz Bowl, held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy on Saturday, March 9, 2012. High school teams from Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties were there to represent their respective schools.

The library would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the following people: Brack Llewellyn for moderating; Wayne Matthews, Homer Dearmin and Beth Lyon-Smith for judging; Shirley Brinkley for her welcome opening and all our dedicated NWRL library staff for their efforts in set up, registration, team pictures, scorekeeping, rotation, refreshments and clean up for the Quiz Bowl.

In addition, the library would to thank all of the high school Quiz Bowl teams who worked very hard to prepare and compete. This year’s winning team is Surry Central High School, beating out Surry Early College High School in the final round with a score of 155 to 75. Congratulations to all of our high school teams for a job well done!

The Northwestern Regional Library 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 at the Yadkin County Public Library the week of March 11-15 and will also be on display weekly at each of the other 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.

NWRL will continue to offer free access to Ancestry.com Library Edition in each of the NWRL libraries throughout this year. A group meets at the Yadkin County Public Library on Thursdays @ 1:00 pm to offer assistance to anyone interested in using this site. You may come in at any time, during library hours, to use it on your own. Volunteers are available to assist in the Genealogy/Local History Room during this time.

The Yadkin County Public Library, in partnership with Yadkin Christian Ministries, will be providing free tax preparation through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. The mission of these programs is to provide free basic tax return preparation for low-to moderate income taxpayers, elderly taxpayers and taxpayers with disabilities, limited English proficiency or military. To qualify, families must have an income of less than $50,000. Free tax preparation will be held at the Yadkin County Public Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and will continue each Wednesday and Thursday until April 11, 2012. Tax assistance is a free service that is on a first come, first served basis.

The library will be closed on Monday, April 1, 2013 in observance of the Easter holiday. The library will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. 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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