‘Library To Go’ Shares Services With The Town Of Catawba

NEWTON, N.C. — The Catawba County Library’s mobile branch is back bringing its services and resources to the town of Catawba by setting up outside of Redeemer Lutheran Church, according to a news release.

Officials say the “Library to Go” will be open for business on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the next visit taking place on Thursday, January 21st.

Library officials say visitors will have access to the same resources as any other Catawba County Library location including being able to sign up for library cards, checking out library materials, renting DVDs, and checking out computers with internet access.

Officials say the mobile library will adhere to COVID safety measures including asking people to make their visits brief, to sanitize their hands, to wear a mask, and to have their temperature checked at the door.

In a news release library officials say “The Library to Go brings empowering services and resources beyond library walls and into communities that need them the most. The vehicle expands the library’s capacity to connect with people and provide them access to engaging books and trained librarian assistance. The Librarian to Go guides these outreach efforts and works regularly to build relationships, target areas of need, and partner in the community to bring services, materials, programs, technology resources, and internet access to places without brick-and-mortar branches. In short, the mobile vehicle brings the power of the library to people wherever they are.”

Officials say to click here or call 828-465-9489 to request the Librarian to Go for any upcoming community events.

The Library to Go project is funded by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of federal Library Services and Technology Act as given by the State Library of North Carolina, according to a news release.

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