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Sutter Street Donates Chairs to Claremont Library
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Posted on Wednesday April 11, 2018
The Catawba County Library’s Claremont Branch got a mini-makeover on April 4 with the addition of four new leather chairs, courtesy of Sutter Street Manufacturing, Inc., a division of Williams-Sonoma.
Claremont Friends of the Library president Glenn Morrison helped coordinate the donation with Darryl Webster, vice-president of global sourcing at Williams-Sonoma. Suzanne White, director of the library system, welcomed the delivery and the unveiling, along with Richard Haunton, Claremont branch manager. 

White shared, “The Library is thrilled to have the support of Sutter Street in making the library a more welcoming and comfortable space. Their donation makes a huge difference in our ability to help enrich the lives of people locally and throughout Catawba County. Libraries work best when they enjoy community-wide collaborations such as this!”

The donation of the chairs coincided with the beginning of National Library Week, an annual celebration that showcases the work that libraries do in transforming their communities through services, programs, and expertise. Partnerships with local companies and organizations ensure that libraries are able to continue providing education, encouragement, and entertainment to residents in myriad ways. 

The Catawba County Library System – which serves people from locations in Newton, Claremont, Conover, Maiden, Sherrills Ford-Terrell, Southwest (Mountain View), and St. Stephens – is conducting its annual customer service survey through May 5 to measure how it can more intentionally offer the community opportunities for early childhood literacy, job training, cultural enhancement, and more. The survey is available online at

Sutter Street Manufacturing, Inc., produces upholstered home furnishings for Williams-Sonoma through brands that include Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma Home. The Claremont manufacturing facility was established in 2007 and now employs more than 580 associates. Its expansion in Catawba County has been facilitated by the One North Carolina Fund, which promotes economic investment and job creation.

For more information about library activities, please contact the Catawba County Library at 828.465.8664, at, or via Facebook. For the latest in library news, visit, or stop by your local branch.

In Picture:
• (standing, left-right) Chris Cave, Nick Dellinger, Ashley Hullette, Joel DeHart (all with Sutter Street Mfg.), Rich Haunton (Claremont Library Branch Manager), Darryl Webster (VP of Global Sourcing at Williams-Sonoma), Suzanne White (Catawba County Library System Director), Glenn Morrison (Claremont Friends of the Library President; (seated, l-r) Cassia Dowdy (Senior HR Generalist at Williams-Sonoma), Catherine Renbarger (Claremont City Manager)

About: The Catawba County Library is our community’s place to connect, explore, and grow. We empower lives and build our community by bringing people, information, and ideas together. The library, headquartered in Newton, serves the community with seven locations throughout the county and is a year-round, integral provider of early literacy and lifelong learning resources and programming. The library also provides a full complement of computer and digital services, classes, and support to bridge the digital divide, empower job seekers, and enhance community quality of life and economic health.
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