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.

he 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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Mark your calendars.  There will be a quilting workshop for all in the Sparta area on Thursday, October 16th at 9:00 am-12:00 noon at the Alleghany Public Library.  This workshop is to prepare material for the upcoming NWRL tie quilt raffle.  Volunteers are needed to take apart the ties, iron, and cut the resulting fabrics into squares.  Bring seam rippers and small scissors; other equipment will be provided.  Other workshops will be announced later at other NWRL libraries.  For more information please call Joan Sanders at 336-835-6351.

Did you know that you can download ebooks for kids from NWRL?  The link for Sebco ebooks for kids can be found on the right hand side the of the screen with the green bookworm.  Use the login and password listed with the link and then enter your library card number.  If you have any questions, please contact your local NWRL branch for more information.

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


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!


Click here for a message from Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month Stan Lee.

For the month of September NWRL branches will be waiving the replacement cost for library cards.  Also check your local branch for activities celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month.

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The Mount Airy Public Library has been given a new collection of books and DVDs dealing with grief.  The donation was made thanks to Josh Armstrong, the grief counselor at the Mountain Valley Hospice.  The resources are available for check out in a special section and may be checked out through any of the 13 NWRL branches.  For more information, please contact the Mount Airy Public Library.

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

Mon Sep 15 @ 6:30PM -
VESIC Institute: Digital Tools
Tue Sep 16 @ 9:30AM -
Friends of the Library
Tue Sep 16 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Hospice and Palliative Care Information Session
Tue Sep 16 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Knitting Class
East Bend
Tue Sep 16 @12:30PM -
Monthly Movie Day
Mount Airy
Tue Sep 16 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Picture Books book club watches movie The Hours
East Bend
Wed Sep 17 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Preschool Storytime
Mount Airy
Wed Sep 17 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Pre-School storytimes for 2 and 3 year olds
Mount Airy
Wed Sep 17 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
What's Your Story? - Genealogy study using
Wed Sep 17 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Teen Art -- Grades 6--12

NWRL Overdrive


NC Government Link

Juvenile eBooks

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Check out our Teen Blurb Blog!

Reviews on the newest Young Adult Books!


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