Northwestern Regional Library

May 05th
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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 NWRL champs and the state runners-up!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 on at the right and then choose e-books.

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!

Pre-register for Freeborne's Ride for Readers at any NWRL branch or at Freebornes.  The ride will be Saturday, June 13th at Freeborne's Eatery & Lodge in Laurel Springs.

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!

The 2015 NWRL quilt raffle fundraiser is underway.  The quilt will be traveling to the branches until June 9th.  The quilt was pieced and quilted by volunteers in our four counties.  It is a 65"x70" quilt made of silk neck-ties donated by members of our communites.  Tickets are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets and are available at any NWRL library.  All proceeds goes toward ebooks for the NWRL system.  The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, June 13th at the Freeborne's Ride for Readers.DSCN3504

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Northwestern 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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Upcoming Events

East Bend
Wed May 06 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Preschool Storytime
Mount Airy
Wed May 06 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Pre-School storytimes for 2 and 3 year olds
Mount Airy
Wed May 06 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
What's Your Story? - Genealogy study using
Mount Airy
Wed May 06 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Basic Spanish Class for adults
Thu May 07 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
NC Works
Thu May 07 @10:15AM -
Book Babies
Mount Airy
Thu May 07 @10:30AM - 11:15AM
Mount Airy
Thu May 07 @ 7:00PM - 07:30PM
Pajama Storytime
Mount Airy
Fri May 08 @10:00AM - 10:45AM
Tai Chi class
Fri May 08 @10:15AM -
Story time for 2-3 years old

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