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Lindsay Craven
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The Yadkin County Public Library would like to thank all those that participated in the NWRL Traveling Photography Contest 2013. Congratulations to the following Yadkin County Public Library patrons who placed in this year’s contest:

John Kessler, 1st Place in the Youth 5-8 category for “Nature’s Camouflage”

Jim Drum, 3rd Place in the Adult Digitally Altered category for “Desert Camel”

Angela Reaves, Honorable Mention in the Adult Color category for “Peek a Boo”

Darrell Ring, Honorable Mention in the Adult Color category for “Bird in Flight”

The Rotary Club of Yadkinville has provided funding for the purchase of 125 new children’s books for our juvenile collection. North Carolina has adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina is in the first group of states to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. With this in mind, our new selection of Easy, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction and Juvenile Biographies are focused towards the Common Core curriculum, specifically in the categories of math, history, language arts, science, health, biographies, transportation, military, Egyptian mythology, service dogs, animals, martial arts/karate, robotics, geography, easy books with stories implementing the Common Core curriculum and the purchase/completion of popular juvenile fiction series. Come by and checkout all the new books that we have to offer!

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 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.

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.

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.

STORYTIME for preschoolers will be held on Thursday, March 28, 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 “Bunny Day”, featuring the letter “B” and highlighting the literacy skill, print 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 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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