Library celebrates new Family Literacy Center | Local News

LONG VIEW – The Catawba County Library System is putting the finishing touches on its new Family Literacy Center located in the CleanWave Laundry.

The center is located in Long View, allowing the library to share early literacy resources across the county. Through community partnerships, the library is able to share early literacy tools, story times, and collaborative programs outside of the library.

The Family Literacy Center will be designed to encourage parents and guardians to put into practice the five key principles of the Every Child Ready to Read program with resources to inspire singing, speaking, reading, writing and playing. The space will include a children’s reading bench with book bins, a reading mat, a magnetic whiteboard with gears and letters, a washer/dryer and interactive learning toys. The Library to Go librarian will also be able to use this space to organize special story times.

A celebration of the addition of the Family Literacy Center to CleanWave Laundry in Long View is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. The take-out library will be set up for their monthly Suds & Stories tour. Stop to browse books, enjoy crafts and activities, and check out the new literacy space. CleanWave Laundry is located at 2720 Second Ave., NW, Hickory.

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This project was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

For more information about Catawba County Library resources and services, visit, call 828-465-8665, email [email protected], or visit www.

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