Community Connections

While most of our collections and resources are held inside seven different buildings across the county, we don’t see those buildings as the boundary of our work – we work to reach all in our community.

The library is a key community partner in preparing students for success in dynamic and increasingly competitive work environments. We collaborate with our local educators and schools to help prepare students to compete in the global economy. We provide resources, training, technology, and programming to equip students of all ages with viable skills for continued life success and sustainable careers.

We look for ways to reach all in our community. We have Spanish language materials and bilingual staff to help you at our Newton and St. Stephens locations, and we offer a great variety of Spanish and dual-language programs, including movie nights, gardening, homework help, ESL, and more. Call us at the Main Library in Newton at 828-465-8664 to learn more.

We’ve become a convener of people and facilitator of conversations with the goal of hearing our neighbors’ aspirations for the community, what they see as obstacles to progress, and what they believe could make a difference resulting in positive change. As we gather this public knowledge, we become stewards of that knowledge, looking to share it in a strategic way so that positive change has a better chance of happening.

Be on the lookout for the library outside our walls! With our new mobile library entitled Library to Go, we bring vital and empowering resources, services, programs, training, and internet access to community events and nonprofit organizations across the county. If you'd like to request a visit, please complete our online form.