NCRL Executive Director Appointed to State Library Council

Wenatchee, WA – Barbara Walters, executive director for North Central Regional Library, has been appointed to the Library Council of Washington. Walters will represent rural libraries that serve more than 100,000 patrons on the council, which advises the Washington State Librarian and the Secretary of State’s Office on library issues,…


NCRL Hosting Bilingual Performance

Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will perform The Upside Down Boy at four North Central Regional Library branches this month. The popular children’s book tells the story of a boy named Juan, whose family moves to a big city where he doesn’t speak the same language as other students. With…


NCRL Expanding Backpack Checkout Program

Backpacks loaded with everything you need to explore nature are coming to a library near you! After piloting the backpack program at the Wenatchee and Winthrop public libraries during the summer, North Central Regional Library is now expanding it to include all of Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties….


Two New Regional Bookmobiles Serving the Community

Two new library bookmobiles are now visiting communities throughout North Central Washington. North Central Regional Library purchased the new mobile libraries this spring to replace the old one that broke down last year and was retired after many years of service. The rural schools bookmobile is now stationed in Omak…


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North Central Regional Library Readies Annual Summer Reading Program

North Central Regional Library is getting ready to kick off its annual Summer Reading Program. The program offers prizes to encourage children and teens to read during the summer months away from school and offers a full lineup of fun and free activities at its 30 libraries in Chelan, Douglas,…


NCRL’s Summer Reading Program

North Central Regional Library will kick off its annual Summer Reading Program this month to encourage children to read while they are out of school for the summer. In addition to giving away prizes for reading, NCRL’s 30 libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties will offer a…


North Central Regional Library Forming Strategic Plan

After a record-setting 2016, the North Central Regional Library is looking to get better through a survey of their patrons and the community at large. Barbara Walters says they are looking for a variety of answers including, “How people are using our libraries, what library services they want to see…


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NRCL Announces 2016’s Top Checkouts

The North Central Regional Library system has released their top check outs for 2016. The most checked out book was ‘The Girl on the Train’ which was also adapted into a movie starring Emily Blunt. The top children’s book was ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School” and the top…