Catawba County News

School Supply Drive at the Library

School Supply Drive at the Library

Published: August 01, 2023

As our Summer Learning program draws to a close this month, we are excited to celebrate the 2,000 kids, teens, and adults who participated. We are also looking forward to the new school year and preparing our young people to start the year ready to learn and positioned to succeed. 

The library plays a key role in fostering a world class education system by enhancing early literacy services and programs, supporting educational excellence in our local school systems, increasing teen engagement and career readiness, and bridging the digital divide.

To support educational excellence in Catawba County, the library is participating in United Way’s Stuff the Bus campaign. All library locations will be collecting school supplies and hygiene products for the month of August.

School supplies needed are:

  • 3-ring binders
  • backpacks
  • composition books
  • spiral notebooks
  • graph paper
  • notebook paper (college and regular rule)
  • pens
  • pencils
  • glue sticks
  • erasers
  • folders
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • earbuds
  • rulers
  • markers
  • scissors
  • pencil boxes
  • Ziplock bags (sandwich, quart, gallon)

Hygiene products needed are:

  • Kleenex
  • cleaning wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • soap, deodorant
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • feminine hygiene products 

All donations will be taken to United Way for dispersal between all three local public school districts – Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, and Newton-Conover City Schools.