Catawba County News

New Year. New You?

New Year. New You?

Published: December 22, 2023

Are you looking to set and keep a resolution in the new year? Let us help you meet your goals! 

The library isn't just a home for books. It's a thriving hub, a catalyst for growth - where each resource, program, and service is a stepping stone towards a more empowered and connected Catawba County!

Looking to learn something new? Your library offers:

  • Information Professionals: helpful library staff available to connect the community to empowering resources, programs, and services

  • Technology Access: large-format printer, 3-D printer, digital/vinyl cutter, sewing machine, and a dedicated technology librarian

  • Lifelong Learning: author visits, exhibits, book clubs, speaker series, arts & crafts, and health & wellness programs

  • 24/7 Online and Digital Resources: available for all ages - Libby, Hoopla, NCKidsDigital, ABC Mouse, TumbleBooks, NCLive, Transparent Languages, Library Edition, resume builders, legal forms, and online newspapers

Looking for more enjoyment? Your library offers:

  • Library Collection: books, DVDs, audiobooks, ebooks, and graphic novels available for check out

  • Community Programs: health & wellness, arts & crafts, book clubs, cooking demos, bingo & trivia

  • Recreation Equipment: Cornhole, Bocce, Croquet, Zumba, Yoga, and Pickleball fitness kits available for check out

Looking to keep the kids engaged? Your library offers: 

  • Early Literacy Initiatives: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Tiny to Two and Ready to Learn Storytimes, Pre-K Play, Born to Read outreach, and Bookbaggers program

  • School Age Resources: Paws to Read, Homework Helpers, crafts, clubs, and STEAM programs 

  • Young Adult Resources: 3D printing, arts & crafts, gaming programs, career exploration, and volunteer and internship opportunities

  • Education Support: collaboration with educators for programs and services, providing resources, training, technology, and programming to equip students of all ages

Looking to take care of business? Your library offers:

  • Personalized Assistance: one-on-one technology help, free notary services (by appointment), and Community Navigator for whole-person care

  • Equitable Technology Access: WiFi hotspots and Chromebooks available for check out, 24-hour WiFi, public access computers, printing, and free scanning and faxing services

  • Digital Literacy: computer basics and software classes, resume writing, online safety, personal information security, and social media workshops

  • Workforce Development: employment workshops, career specialists, and job search assistance


The library would love to join you on your journey of connection, exploration, and growth!