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Enjoy Family Time at Tails & Tales in the Garden

Enjoy Family Time at Tails & Tales in the Garden

Published: July 08, 2021

When the Catawba County Library launched its first ‘Tails & Tales in the Garden’ event in early June, a crowd of more than 125 people streamed in for the return to in-person programming.

On Thursday, July 15, at 6:30 pm, the library will host the third event in the popular four-part series. It takes place in the community garden at the Main Library in Newton (115 West C Street) and promises to immerse you in the two main features of this year’s Summer Learning theme: animals and storytelling.

Kids will enjoy a bilingual read-aloud session with colorful picture books, and they’ll have time to play games, make crafts, and take part in other activities. They’ll also have the opportunity to learn about animals as they interact with ponies and miniature horses from Rising Hope Farms and Sharp Riding Academy. Music will play, sidewalk chalk will be available, and the whole family can hang out and relax for an evening.

As a special treat, Dr. George Place, director of the Catawba County Cooperative Extension, will be leading kids through a fun obstacle course as he helps them develop a love of fitness.

You’ll also be able to register for Summer Learning challenges, collect prizes for completed reading goals, and learn about upcoming programs. Please bring your own camp chair or blanket to spread out. Registration is not required to attend.

The final ‘Tails & Tales in the Garden’ event will take place on Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 pm. You’re invited to gather at Catawba Farms (1670 Southwest Blvd, Newton) for the evening, where you’ll be able to enjoy a family-friendly tour of the property and meet a variety of favorite farm animals.