Newton – The Catawba County Library System is debuting its newest library service this month – the Library to Go!

This traveling vehicle is essentially another branch of the Catawba County Library and is intended to bring empowering services and resources from within the library walls and into communities that need them the most.

The ribbon-cutting that kicks off the premiere will take place Thursday, November 29 at 12 noon at the Newton Recreation Center (23 South Brady Avenue, lower level entrance). Speakers will include Catawba County Chamber of Commerce staff, Catawba County Board of Commissioners chair Randy Isenhower, and Catawba County Library System director Suzanne White. All are welcome.

The Library to Go features lots of colorful graphics and is equipped with computers, solar panels, an awning, exterior lighting, and wireless access points. When it arrives for a visit, it will be unloaded, and spaces will be set up with bookshelves, work tables, technologies, lounging spaces, and play and learning areas – creating a temporary, ever-changing library environment designed for interactive learning and exploration.

At the ribbon-cutting, both indoor and outdoor spaces will be set up with equipment and furnishings for visitors to tour, and refreshments will be served.

If you would like for the library to consider your organization for a visit, please fill out a request form at www.catawbacountync.gov/library. Please note that Library to Go priorities are underserved locations, non-profit agencies, and community events.

For more information, visit www.catawbacountync.gov/library, call 828.465.8664, email mylibrary@catawbacountync.gov, or visit them on Facebook.