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NCRL Webmaster - Thursday, March 27, 2014


NCRL Webmaster - Friday, March 14, 2014

Join the NCRL Puppeteers as they present stories that include a ventriloquist whose puppets start telling their own story, a mad scientist who tries to take over the world, and the final story is about a bat and spider and their quest to become superheroes.  All of the stories are weird and funny, and entertaining for kids from 3 to 93.

Saturday, March 22 at 12:00pm: Soap Lake Library

Saturday, March 22 at 2:00pm: Quincy Library

Saturday, March 29 at 11:00am: Oroville Library

Saturday, March 29 at 2:00pm: Republic Library

Monday, March 31 at 1:30pm: George Library

Monday, March 31 at 5:00pm: Royal City Library

Tuesday, April 1 at 11:30am: Leavenworth Library

Tuesday, April 1 at 1:30pm: Peshastin Library

Tuesday, April 1 at 4:00pm: Entiat Library

Wednesday, April 2 at 10:00am: Waterville Library

Wednesday, April 2 at 12:00pm: Coulee City Library

Wednesday, April 2 at 2:00pm: Grand Coulee Library

Thursday, April 3 at 10:00am: Tonasket Library

Thursday, April 3 at 1:30pm: Twisp Library

Thursday, April 3 at 3:30pm: Winthrop Library

Friday, April 4 at 11:00am: Chelan Library

Friday, April 4 at 2:00pm: Bridgeport Library

Friday, April 4 at 4:00pm: Okanogan Library

NCRL now offers two options for receiving notices of holds or overdues

NCRL Webmaster - Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's Up to You...

NCRL now offers two options for receiving notices of holds or overdues - either by email or telephone!

No more waiting for paper notices to be sent by the postal service!  You will be notified right away when there is a hold waiting for you either by telephone message or email. 

Help us save on costly postage!

What will the library send me?

1.  Notices for items that are overdue.

2.  Notices for items that you have reserved when they are ready for you to pick up.

How do I sign up for notices via telephone or email?

Go to your local branch and ask the librarian to help you make the change.


Go to

  • Click on Account Login
  • After entering Login number and Password number, click on My Messaging
  • Check box for telephone or email preference you wish to receive.
  • Go to My Personal Details to confirm correct telephone number and/or email address. If corrections need to be made, contact your local branch library or email the information to

Chelan Library Opening

NCRL Webmaster - Monday, October 28, 2013

Believe it BABY

NCRL Webmaster - Monday, September 16, 2013

Library offers free Magazines through Digital Newsstand Zinio

NCRL Webmaster - Thursday, July 25, 2013

If you like magazines, you’re going to love, Zinio, the North Central Regional Library’s newest digital service. Over 50 of the most popular magazines are available, including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, the Economist, Martha Stewart Living, Readers, Digest, Outside, National Geographic, and many more. Zinio works on your Apple and Windows computers as well as smart phones and portable devices such as the iPhone, the iPad, Android tablets and phones, and the Kindle Fire! To get started, click on the “Digital Media” tab on the library’s website:


NCRL Webmaster - Tuesday, July 09, 2013


The North Central Regional Library (NCRL) has been awarded a $109,000.00 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to expand its literacy programs for young children. Grant funds will allow NCRL to create a new position to serve low-income, at-risk children. The new librarian will bring books and story time programs to facilities outside of the library and will teach parents, childcare workers, and other caregivers the early literacy skills young children need. The award is part of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation's Encouraging Children to Read initiative intended to motivate young children to become lifelong readers and develop their skills in tandem with the discovery of literature.

NCRL Assistant Director Angela Morris said, "We are excited by this amazing donation and humbled by the generosity of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Our outreach services to low-income children have been very effective in teaching early literacy skills and fostering a love of reading among young children. Thanks to the Foundation, we will double the impact of this great program."

NCRL Puppeteers and Bookmobile at Pybus Market

NCRL Webmaster - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The NCRL Puppeteers and Bookmobile will be inside Pybus Market on Wednesday, July 3.

Puppeteers Showtime: 2:00 pm
Bookmobile: 1:00-4:00pm. Over 3,000 books for children and teens!

Basking in Books

NCRL Webmaster - Thursday, June 27, 2013

Basking in books:  Local librarians give their summer read recommendations.

Camille Wade Children's Room

NCRL Webmaster - Friday, May 31, 2013


Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening of the Camille Wade Children's Room at the Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas Street. Tuesday, June 18 events include:

1:00pm: Celebration including ribbon cutting, cake and music
2:00pm: Author, Illustrator Erik Brooks
3:00pm: NCRL Puppet Show

Call 509-662-5021 for more information.

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