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In the February issue
February is Love Your Library month, and we hope you'll stop by any of our service desks during the month of February to let us know how you feel about your library. All responses will be entered to win a prize and will be displayed in the library in March. To show our appreciation of our patrons, we will also host a "Love Your Library" reception on Friday, February 24, at 2 pm. Drop in for light refreshments and to learn about all the things the library has to offer!
North Carolina Digital  Library for Kids

On February 1, children (and kid s at heart) will have access to a new collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and read-alongs specifically chosen for young patrons! The NC Kids Digital Library  boasts over 3,000 titles available for checkout to all Appalachian Regional Library cardholders.
This first of its kind consortium, available through 85 regional, county and municipal libraries in North Carolina, is made possible by The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina. Click to learn more about this project.
If you would like assistance setting up your device to access these new resources, please visit the information desk on the upper level of the library or call us at 336.846.2041 x227. 

Each year, the library serves as a host site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. You may call 336-977-5829 to make an appointment!
Book Club Spotlight: Brouhaha
This "come as you are, read what you want" book recommendation club is for all the readers who don't want to be in a book club and be forced to read the same book everyone else is reading. The club meets monthly to discuss and recommend recent reads and catch up on the latest library news. Meetings are open to anyone who loves to read and talk about books. Just bring the last book (or books) you read and join the lively discussion!
Last Monday of each month
5:30 pm at Boondocks Brewing
The Wayback Machine

Most societies place importance on preserving artifacts of their culture and heritage. Without such artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. Our culture now produces more and more artifacts in digital form. The Archive's mission is to help preserve those artifacts and create an Internet library for researchers, historians, and scholars. The Archive collaborates with institutions including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. To save a webpage for posterity, go to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, enter the url of the webpage you want to capture, and click "Save Page". The Wayback Machine will save the webpage and add it to the database.

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