Newton, NC – If you’ve been longing for a return to live children’s programs at the Catawba County Library, make sure to attend the first Tails & Tales in the Garden on Thursday, June 3 at 6:30 pm. It takes place in the community garden at the Main Library in Newton (115 West C Street).ring The Family Out For Tails & Tales In The Garden At Newton’s Main Library

The four-part series brings families together for in-person, outdoor events and promises to immerse you in the two main features of this year’s Summer Learning theme: animals and storytelling.

Kids will enjoy a bilingual read-aloud session with colorful picture books, and they’ll have time to play games, make crafts, and take part in other activities. They’ll also have the opportunity to learn about animals and to meet special guests from the Humane Society. Music will play, sidewalk chalk will be available, and the whole family can hang out and relax for an evening.

You’ll also be able to register for Summer Learning challenges, collect prizes for completed reading goals, and learn about upcoming programs. Please bring your own camp chair or blanket to spread out. Registration is not required to attend.

Tails & Tales in the Garden will continue throughout June and July. On Thursday, June 17, you’ll get to interact with a selection of well-behaved backyard chickens. On July 15, horses will be the focus of the program, and on July 29, we’ll gather at Catawba Farms (1670 Southwest Blvd, Newton) for a tour and to meet everyone’s favorite farm animals.

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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.