Welcome to the NORTH CAROLINA William “Bill” Emery Caregiver Resource Center! 
A library for people living in North Carolina

In support of our mission, we provide free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with Alzheimer's disease, family members, caregivers and health professionals through the Emery Resource Library. Books, DVDs, and CDs are available on a variety of topics including brain health, symptom management, emotional health, family support, disease information, and more.


  • Check with your chapter to see if they offer a lending library - alz.org.  Put in  your zip code. 
  • Check out the National Virtual Library; the nation's oldest and foremost library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  • Call 1-800-272.-3900 and speak to the care consultant who is part of a team who can provide you with more details and resources. 

How does the resource library work?

  • Our lending library is for those living in North Carolina who have Alzheimer's, their friends & families, and health professionals.  It is a free resource.
  • Up to two (2) items at a time may be checked out. Additional items listed on the order will need to be re-ordered upon the return of the first set of materials. 
  • All items are mailed based on availability. If the item(s) you requested is currently checked out by other members, we will keep you updated as they become available. If the item(s) is coming in shortly, we may hold your order so that we can ship it complete.
  • Items are loaned out for four (4) weeks. Please return items as soon as you are finished with them so others can enjoy them as well.
  • Each shipment will come with a postage-paid return envelope so items may be returned at no cost to you.

The Bedspread

The Bedspread

The Bedspread
Book by Sylvia Fair

A magnificent embroidered bedspread and how it comes to be is the theme of this strongly visual picture book.  Artfully it explores in a fresh way the perennial interest of children in the "olden times" of a family.  

Maud and Amelia are two old sisters who live at each end of a long, long bed.  Although they disagree about most things, they do agree that their plain white bedspread is the most boring feature of their boring life.  So they decide to decorate it, each embroidering on it their recollection of the house in which they grew up.  Maud, a fine needlewoman, remebers all her stitches: spider stitch, pineapple, bugle, buttonhole, and others.  Amelia has forgotten hers, but she remembers the happiness and excitement, the people and animals that filled the house.  When finished, the bedspread is a surprise, but each treasures it in her own way.

This lovely story, which young and old can enjoy together or separately, is a rich feast of pleasure for the eye and heart.

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