Newton, NC – Are you looking for a fun, outdoor event that welcomes the entire family and offers an evening of entertainment and fellowship?

The Library to Go, the Catawba County Library’s mobile library, will be partnering with Smyrna Church for twice-monthly stopovers in the Town of Catawba. These Summer @ Smyrna visits will take place on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 6770 Sherrills Ford Road, Catawba, NC.

The first Summer @ Smyrna gathering is slated for Friday, May 28 from 5-7 pm. Next month, the events will take place on Friday, June 11 and Friday, June 25.

At the relaxed outings, you’ll be able to enjoy stories, games, arts and crafts, movies, food, and more. The evening events are free of charge and open to everyone.

To engage people, the Library to Go will supply books for check-out, and church members and volunteers will assist kids who would like to practice reading. They’ll also facilitate book discussions for attendees and participate in read-aloud sessions with children.

Later in the summer, the church will host a variety of first responder groups. Members will talk about the work they do and share tips for being prepared for emergencies. They’ll also provide an overview of what to expect if you’re transported in an emergency vehicle.

Quintin Knight, Smyrna Church’s music director, has been instrumental in coordinating the Summer @ Smyrna events.

Knight believes that Summer @ Smyrna will be an ideal way to bring people together as the world opens up again. “In light of the challenges we’ve all endured,” he shared, “the church’s hope is for these events to be a place that the community can just be a community again.”

For information about Smyrna Church, visit https://smyrna-church-catawba.business.site/ or www.facebook.com/smyrna.church.3110. For details about the Catawba County Library visit www.catawbacountync.gov/library, call 828.465.8665, email mylibrary@catawbacountync.gov, or visit them at www.facebook.com/catawbacountylibrarysystem.