Newton – The Catawba County Library’s mobile branch “the Library to Go” has been sharing services and resources out in our community for several months now. To update residents on its work, the library is offering a series of open houses for people to learn more.

At each one, attendees are invited to a behind the scenes peek inside the vehicle and to get a feel for the experience provided when it visits a community facility, non-profit agency, neighborhood, or school without its own media center.

The Library to Go mobile library brings empowering services and resources beyond library walls and into the communities that need them the most. It expands the library’s capacity to connect with people and provide them access to the books, technology, and trained librarian assistance. The Librarian to Go works to build relationships, target areas of need, and partner in the community to bring services, materials, programs, technology resources, and internet access to where people are – especially to non-traditional locations – bringing the power of the library to the people, where they are.

The Library to Go open houses will take place at the following times and locations:

Friday, March 8
· 9:30-11 am – Southwest Branch Library
· 12:30-2 pm – St. Stephens Branch Library
· 3:30-5 pm – Conover Branch Library

Friday, March 15
· 9:30-11 am – Maiden Branch Library
· 1-2:30 pm – Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
·4-5:30 pm – Claremont Branch Library

The Catawba County Library is our community’s place to connect, explore, and grow. We empower lives and build our community by bringing people, information, and ideas together. The library, headquartered in Newton, serves the community with seven locations throughout the county and is a year-round, integral provider of early literacy and lifelong learning resources and programming. The library also provides a full complement of computer and digital services, classes, and support to bridge the digital divide, empower job seekers, and enhance community quality of life and economic health.

For more information about Catawba County Libraries, visit, call 828.465.8664, email [email protected], or visit them on Facebook.