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Stretch-n-Grow at Our Summer Reading Program

Camp Fit

Our first headliner program for this year’s Summer Reading program will be Camp Fit presented by Stretch-n-Grow of Hickory and Catawba County. Stretch-n-Grow has been educating Catawba County’s kids since 2007 and are now teaching over 1,300 children a month! Their passion is to plant seeds of good health in these children AND their families. By […]

Register for Summer Reading to Keep Your Kids o...

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Do you know that children who don’t read over the summer can lose up to three months of reading achievement? The American Sociological Review reports that summer learning loss accounts for about two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading. Library Summer Reading Programs are designed to keep kids engaged in learning all summer […]

Your Opinion Counts!

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Help us make the library work for you! We want to hear from you.  Throughout the month we invite everyone to take a few minutes to complete a quick survey that will show us how we’re doing, and help us plan future library services that work for you. In return for your time and input you […]

TW@YL [May 21-28]

This Week

Summer Reading Program registration begins, discount Crawdad tickets with your library card, story times, lots of tech help, and much more this week at your library! MAIN LIBRARY AT NEWTON Summer Reading Registration Begins Monday, May 23 all day Children, teens, and adults can begin signing up online or stop by your local branch. STEAM: […]

Your Library Card Takes You Out to the Ballgame...

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Come out and support your hometown team as we partner with the Hickory Crawdads on Monday, May 23 for their 6 pm game against the Rome Braves. If you show your Catawba County Library card at the ticket booth, you can buy a reserved seat ticket for just *$6.00! Visit one of our seven branch […]

Advanced Gardener Series: Win the Weed War

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Your County Library is a great place to learn, act, and grow as we continue to host the Advanced Gardener Series at two of our branches in May. The fifth presentation of the eleven month series will be, “Weed Management – You Can Win the Weed War”. Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director, […]

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Upcoming Events

May
26
Thu
all-day One-on-One Technology Training @ Available at All Library Locations
One-on-One Technology Training @ Available at All Library Locations
May 26 all-day
Need to know how to use your iPad, Kindle, or Smartphone? Do you want help using Word to write your resume? Would you like to start storing things in the cloud? Call your local library[...]
all-day Resume Reviews @ Newton
Resume Reviews @ Newton
May 26 all-day
Did you know that recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a resume? How do you make those few seconds count? Schedule an individual one-hour resume session to help get you started writing a[...]
all-day Technology Tutoring @ Claremont
Technology Tutoring @ Claremont
May 26 all-day
Call the library to book an hour long session with a librarian to learn new skills and solve your technology problems. You can learn anything from finding and printing recipes online to selling on eBay.
9:30 am Ready to Learn Story Time @ Maiden
Ready to Learn Story Time @ Maiden
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your pre- schooler to learn.
10:00 am Email Setup and Practice @ Main Library in Newton
Email Setup and Practice @ Main Library in Newton
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
10:00 am Ready to Learn Story Time
Ready to Learn Story Time
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free & open to the public. AGES 2-5 only at Newton.
5:00 pm Documentary: “Of Men and War” @ Main Library in Newton
Documentary: “Of Men and War” @ Main Library in Newton
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a viewing and discussion of this PBS documentary based on soldiers who have come home but whose minds remain on the battlefield. Dealing with an array of post trauma, some are going[...]
May
27
Fri
all-day One-on-One Technology Training @ Available at All Library Locations
One-on-One Technology Training @ Available at All Library Locations
May 27 all-day
Need to know how to use your iPad, Kindle, or Smartphone? Do you want help using Word to write your resume? Would you like to start storing things in the cloud? Call your local library[...]
all-day Resume Reviews @ Newton
Resume Reviews @ Newton
May 27 all-day
Did you know that recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a resume? How do you make those few seconds count? Schedule an individual one-hour resume session to help get you started writing a[...]
11:00 am NC LIVE Exploration Series @ Sherrills Ford-Terrell
NC LIVE Exploration Series @ Sherrills Ford-Terrell
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
NC LIVE provides free, online access to powerful and reliable information and resources. This month we’ll explore NC LIVE’s Government & Law section that includes everything from resources to answer your legal questions to free[...]

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The library in any community should be a place of encouraging a life-long love affair with learning and provide the resources the average family does not have to accomplish this goal.