Northwestern Regional Library

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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.


Beginning Tuesday, April 7th all Northwestern Regional Library branches will begin resource sharing with other NC Cardinal libraries. This will allow our patrons to access over 5 million library items. Please only place holds on NWRL items until then and return items to your NWRL local branch. 

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Congratualtions to the East Surry High School Quiz Bowl team for being the 2015 champs!Winner_East_Surry_with_trophy_2


The Elkin Public Library has added a new collection of Playaways to their audiobook section.  The purchase of these Playaways was made possible by the Elkin Public Library Endowment.  The Playaways may be checked out through any of the 13 NWRL branches.  For more information, please contact the Elkin Public Library.

NC Live now has the Home Grown eBook Collection which has more than 1,200 titles from North Carolina publishers.  Click here to start browsing!  

NC Live is launching new links in January 2015.  To get a preview of what new links NC Live will be offering, click here.

All NC LIVE member libraries now have access to the Films on Demand Video Collection provided by Infobase. This resource combines the Films on Demand Master Academic Collection, Master Public Library Collection, and Master Career & Technical Education Collection into one interface. This is a new resource for NC LIVE's 2015-2017 resource cycle.  Click here to start watching!

Preschool Pizza Night & Storytime sponsored by Smart Start of Yadkin County will be at the NWRL branches in Yadkin County. This evening is for families with children ages birth to 5 years old to discuss the importance of early literacy and to get families familiar with strategies they can incorporate into their daily lives. All activities are free. Must register 2 days prior to the date of your desired location by calling Smart Start of Yadkin County at 336-679-7833.

Thursday, April 9th at the Yadkin County Public Library 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Monday, April 13th at the East Bend Public Library 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Thursday, April 16th at the Boonville Public Library 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 28th at the Jonesville Public Library 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Big Library Read


Northwestern Regional Library is part of the Big Library Read sponsored by OverDrive.  The selection for 2015 is Shakespeare Saved My Life:  Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates.  This book will be available for library card holders to enjoy in eBook and audiobook versions from March 17-31.  Click the picture to be taken to our OverDrive website to download now!   

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.

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King High School Yearbooks

Yadkin County Scrapbooks

East Bend Centennial Scrapbook

Yadkin County Yearbooks

King Yearbook


NWRL is proud to launch the year long Geek the Library campaign.  This community-based campaign will raise the awareness of the importance of library funding.  Stop by your local NWRL branch and see what we're geeking!


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 2014.  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 $53,000).  VITA site hours are by appointment only.  Call to schedule your appointment.

Alleghany County Public Library -- Wednesdays 9:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  Call 336-372-5573.

Boonville Public Library -- Mondays and Tuesdays 2:00 pm-6:00 pm.  Call 336-367-7737.

East Bend Public Library -- Thursdays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am-11:00 am.  Call the East Bend Senior Center at 336-699-5100.

Elkin Public Library -- Thursdays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm.  Call 336-835-5586

Yadkin County Public Library -- Wednesday and Thursdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Call the Yadkinville Senior Center at 336-679-3596.

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 $60,000 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 $60,000 or less.  All tax coaches are certified at the IRS Advanced Level.


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The 9th annual NWRL "Show Us Your Best" photography contest is currently accepting entries now until Friday, March 20th (due to the winter weather in February).  Entry forms can be picked up at any NWRL branch.  The workshop and awards reception will be held at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain on Tuesday, April 7th at 5:30 pm.

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Upcoming Events

Walnut Cove
Mon Mar 30 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Miss Cindy's Preschool Storytime
East Bend
Mon Mar 30 @ 2:00PM -
Spring Break Boredom Busters
Mon Mar 30 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club
East Bend
Wed Apr 01 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Preschool Storytime
Mount Airy
Wed Apr 01 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Pre-School storytimes for 2 and 3 year olds
Mount Airy
Wed Apr 01 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
What's Your Story? - Genealogy study using
Mount Airy
Wed Apr 01 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Basic Spanish Class for adults
Mount Airy
Thu Apr 02 @10:30AM - 11:15AM
East Bend
Thu Apr 02 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
VITA Tax Assistance
Thu Apr 02 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
The Fundamentals of Writing Poetry

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