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Catawba County Library Invites You to a Ribbon Cutting

Catawba County Library Invites You to a Ribbon Cutting

Published: January 05, 2022

We are so excited to announce the Catawba County Library is putting the finishing touches on our new Library Pick Up Locker! The locker is located at CleanWave Laundry in Long View, allowing us to expand our services all across the county. We would love for you to celebrate with us and experience this innovative library service. 

Providing convenient, free access to empowering library resources seven days a week, this new self-service locker system will allow you to browse a selection of books to check out or pick up materials placed on hold from the library’s online catalog. The system has a total of 34 lockers that can hold multiple books, audiobooks, or DVDs. Ten of the lockers will have a clear window where you can browse and check out specially selected bundles of items. All of these resources are available for free with a Catawba County Library card, available at any location or online at

The Library Pick Up Locker is the newest resource available in Long View thanks to the ongoing partnership with CleanWave Laundry. Along with the library locker, CleanWave Laundry generously provides free Wi-Fi, charging stations, a collection of children’s books, several tables and seating areas. The library will also provide two laptop computers that can be borrowed from CleanWave staff for use inside the laundromat. This centralized location is also a monthly stop for the Library to Go mobile unit, working to connect people to empowering library services including story times, STEAM, health and wellness, technology, and workforce development programs. This month the Library to Go will be at CleanWave on Monday, January 10 at 10 am for the ribbon cutting and Sunday, January 16 from 2-5 pm.

This project furthers the library’s mission to Connect, Explore and Grow by bringing library services and resources outside the walls of the traditional library to meet our community where they are. Having this locker allows children and families to more easily access high quality reading materials and participate in reading programs including the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Summer Learning programs. The librarian from the Library to Go will provide expert help with technology, resumes, applications, and job searches, building people’s confidence to pursue their goals.

We hope you will join us at 10 am on Monday, January 10 as we launch this exciting new library service in the Long View community. CleanWave Laundry is located at 2720 2nd Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

*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) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-249980-OLS-21). 

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