Northwestern Regional Library

May 29th
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Welcome to the North Carolina Northwestern Regional Library Website

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The Northwestern Regional Library system includes thirteen member libraries in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties
of North Carolina.

The area spans over 1,500 square miles in the beautiful foothills
and mountains of northwestern North Carolina.

The library staff looks forward to serving you through our print resources and latest technology. Please contact any branch library for your informational and educational needs.


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Last Updated ( Monday, 20 March 2017 14:32 )  

NWRL is undergoing construction on our webpage.  We will have a new and improved website up as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

All NWRL branches will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.  All branches will reopen Tuesday, May 30th at their regular times.


Click the link above to check out the ebooks offered by the NC Kids Digital Library.

Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl teams of Surry Central High School, winners, and Elkin High School, runners up, of the 2017 NWRL Quiz Bowl tournament. 




For the first time Northwestern Regional Library has digital local history items on  The Digital Heritage Center supports community engagement and lifelong learning by promoting and increasing access of the historical collections and North Carolina‚Äôs cultural heritage through digitization.  The Center is supported by the State Library of North Carolina, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library and Services and Technology Act, and by the UNC-Chapel Hill University Library.

Chatham Blanketeer

King High School Yearbooks

Yadkin County Scrapbooks

East Bend Centennial Scrapbook

Yadkin County Yearbooks

King Yearbook

NC LIVE is pleased to announce that 980 new ebook titles have been added to Home Grown. The new additions include a wide variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories, young adult and popular authors such as Robert Morgan and Lee Smith.  For a full list of the 980 new eBooks click here.

To check out the new titles on Access Video on Demand c
lick here.

Need help to better manage your personal finances?  Click here to check out the website.

The Junior Library Guild had a national contest for teen book trailers.  The second place winner was from Jane Ferry of the Millennium Charter Academy in Mount Airy for the book These Shallow Graves.  Click here to see her trailer.

Keep your childrens' math skill sharp this summer.  Click here to check out a fun and education math website.

Pre-register for the 2017 Freeborne's Ride for Readers by Friday, May 5th and get a free t-shirt the day of the Ride, Saturday, June 10th.


Need help this tax season?  The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) has centers set up at or near NWRL libraries to help individuals prepare tax returns for 2016.  Tax preparation is free and for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, elderly taxpayers, and taxpayers with disabilities, limited English proficiency or military (generally those who gross house income is less than $54,000).  VITA site hours are by appointment only.  Call to schedule your appointment.

Alleghany County Public Library -- Wednesdays 9:00 am-3:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  Wednesday, January 25th-Wednesday, April 12th.  Call 336-372-5573.

Boonville Public Library -- Mondays 2:00 pm-6:00 pm and Tuesdays 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Saturdays (February 11th and March 11th) 9:30 am-11:30 am.  Monday, January 30th-Monday, April 10h.  Call 336-367-7737

Elkin Public Library -- Thursdays 3:00 pm-7:00 pm and Saturdays (January 28th, February 4th, February 25th only) 10:15 am-1:15 pm.  Thursday, January 26th-Thursday, April 6th.  Call 336-835-5586

King Public Library -- Thursdays 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.  Thursday, February 9th-Thursday, April 13th.  Call 336-983-3868

Yadkin County Public Library -- Wednesday and Thursdays 9:00 am-1:00 pm.   Wednesday, February 1st-Thursday, April 6th.  Call 336-679-8792.

MyFreeTaxes-pantoneNorthwestern Regional Library in partnership with the IRS will provide "MyFreeTaxes" FREE tax preparation for individuals or families with a combined household income of $62,000 or less.  Click here to start  preparing your tax return free of charge.  Tax Law and Software assistance will also be available for free to taxpayers that qualify $62,000 or less.  All tax coaches are certified at the IRS Advanced Level.  Click here for a quick promotional video.


Want to read an ebook but not sure how to download it? 
Check out this tutorial:

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Five of our branches have used bookstores that are open all year round. Visit them the next time you stop in at the library or are visiting their towns.  For more information, please call the bookstores' home libraries or visit the library's webpage.

*Books 'N Friends - Alleghany County Public Library
*The Next Chapter Used Book Shop - Charles H. Stone Memorial Library (Pilot Mountain)
*Back Alley Used Books - Dobson Community Library
*Apostrophe Books & More - Jonesville Public Library  
*Between the Covers - Mount Airy Public Library  ***new***

Click on the links below to find out more information about the Affordable Care Act.

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Click here to see what books have the NWRL staff all abuzz!

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Upcoming Events

Tue May 30 @10:30AM -
Preschool Storytime
Mount Airy
Wed May 31 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Pre-School storytimes for 2 and 3 year olds
Wed May 31 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Mount Airy
Wed May 31 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Magic Tree House Book Club
Mount Airy
Thu Jun 01 @ 9:30AM - 10:00AM
Baby Storytime with Mrs. Rana
Mount Airy
Thu Jun 01 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Pre-School storytimes for 4 and 5 year olds
Mount Airy
Thu Jun 01 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Teen Library Club
Mount Airy
Thu Jun 01 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Coloring Class for adults
Mount Airy
Thu Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 07:30PM
Pajama Storytime
Mount Airy
Fri Jun 02 @10:00AM - 10:45AM
Tai Chi class

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