Granite Falls, NC – On Friday, June 4, the public is invited to the Southern branch’s Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at 11am. The new Southern Branch is located at 63 North Main Street in Granite Falls. It is just up the street from the previous Granite Falls location.Following remarks from local leaders, guests are invited to tour the new 4,500 square foot branch.

On Saturday, June 5, from 10am – 2pm, the Southern Branch will host Kids’ Day to celebrate it’s children, teen and young adult focus. Activities include:

• Robotic vehicle races
• Robot mask decorating
• Kids can also meet Mr. Robot fro the Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy Engineering Department
• Talk with DARE officer from Caldwell County Sheriffs Department
• Take a look at ambulance from Caldwell County Emergency Medical Services
• Enter to win one of 10 kits to build their own robot

Children are also invited to explore the new branch, where they will find dragonfly seating – soft, colorful stools that can be rearranged as needed. mom and child study booths, Lego and activity panels on the ends of bookshelves, and a wider selection of children’s books.

Teens and young adults can enjoy video games or movies on the 75-inch TV. They can also checkout Chromebooks, movies, and video games. Laptops will be available for in-library use.

While the branch’s focus is mainly youth-centered, adults have not been forgotten. The branch has an adult section featuring the hottest new books, plenty of computers, and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.

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