Partnership for Children of the Foothills and Polk County Public Library partner to Present a Woodland Creatures Themed Story Times


June 24, 2021 (Forest City, NC) – A collaborative between Polk County Public Libraries and the Partnership for Children of the Foothills means kids in Polk County can enjoy more hands-on summer reading fun.  Stop by any of the locations below to pick up your woodland creatures -themed activity bag and tune in for a fun virtual story time featuring the storybook Julius and Macy – A Very Brave Night.

Partnership for Children of the Foothills believes in the power of reading and is responsible for administering Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties. It also is involved in the National Read Aloud 15 Minutes program, focused on educating parents, family members and influencers on the critical difference reading aloud just 15 minutes a day can make in the life of a child.

Youth librarians Ms. Jen and Ms. Amelia foster the imaginations of our community children and are in the thick of the summer reading program Tales and Tails with activities and take-home kits you won’t want to miss.

Activity Bag Pick Up Locations – Bags Available on Monday, June 28

  • Columbus Branch – 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus
  • Saluda Branch – 44 W. Main St, Saluda

About the Partnership for Children of the Foothills  – With support from NC Smart Start Initiative, Partnership for Children of the Foothills provides programs for children ages 0-5 and their families in the areas of Child Care/Education and Family Support. The Partnership builds and sustains relationships with community agencies and service providers, offering creative and unique programs for preschool children and their families, licensed childcare centers and family childcare. For more information, visit:



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