Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Foster
    Fair

  • Stroller
    Club

  • Spontaneous
    Storytime

  • Playdough
    Club

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes


Foster Fair

Saturday, May 25
2-4pm at MPL

Join our recruitment fair to learn about fostering and sign up to volunteer! Multiple Rescue Groups will be onsite.

MPL Cook Kids End of Year Party

End of Year Party, DIY Pizza Jewelry, and SRP Decorations!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6pm at MPL

Pre-registration is required. For 3rd-5th graders.


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2019-2020

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2019-2020

Note: All books are available through the Burke County Public Library, and most of them are available as eBooks through Overdrive.


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Internet Safety

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library has come to Burke County! Click to enroll your child (birth through age 5) today!


Looking for Accelerated Reader Point Information? How about research for a school project? Or even an online storytime video?

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STEM in the PM

Tuesday, May 21
3:30pm at VPL

Creativity comes in many forms, join the STEM movement and let your child's brain work its way through building and problem solving. No registration is required.


National Creativity Day

Saturday, May 25
10am at VPL

Come to the Valdese Public Library for a day filled with unique crafts like: Box Puppets, Shrink Art, Finger Painting, and more! No registration is required.


Lego Clubs

Welcome Lego maniacs! Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our LEGO Clubs. LEGOS and other building materials will be provided for you to create with.
Stay tuned for meeting times and days each month. Pre-registration is required as noted.


VPL Lego Club

For All Ages. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, May 2:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL


MPL Lego Makerspace

For all ages.

Wednesday, May 8
6:00-7:30pm at MPL


CBH Lego Club

For ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 11
11am at CBH


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Monday, May 13
5:30pm at CBH


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.

Saturday, May 18
10am at MPL


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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Libraries Rock. YS SRP 2018 REgistration Begins May 13

Download the Kids SRP Flyer
. More Details Soon!

YS SRP runs June 10 - July 29. Program is for children birth - 5th grade. Not all programs require pre-registration, and you can participate in the reading portion of the program only if you wish. Download the flyer (above) or ask at your local library for more information. Additional details coming soon.

For other Summer Reading Program information, visit our SRP Page.


Stroller Club

Come join our parent walking group! This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, grandparents, and caregivers in our community and share ideas and resources while getting a little exercise. We will start with a 20-30 minute walk followed by a short childrenís story and playtime at the park.

Please call the Morganton Public Library to pre-register (828-764-9274)

Where: Catawba Meadows
When: Every Tuesday at 9am (weather permitting)
Who: Parents, Grandparents, or Caregivers and their children


Home Poster

Movies in the Morning

Wed., May 29
10am at VPL

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Playdough Club

Saturday, May 25, 2019
10am at MPL

See the Playdough Club tab for more details.


Girl Scout Storytime

Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:30pm at MPL


Motheread

Wednesday, May 22: 11am at MPL

Join us in the meeting room at the Morganton Public Library every 4th Wednesday at 11:00am for Motheread presented by the Burke Literacy Council. This FREE program is for children ages birth-5 and their caregiver. No pre-registration required to attend.


Playgroup at MPL

An open play group for children ages birth-3 years.
We meet Wednesday mornings at 11am at the Morganton Public Library.
Toys, activities, play equipment provided.
No Pre-Registration is required.


Playtime with Ms. Sandy at CBH

An open play group for children ages birth-5 years.
We meet Thursday mornings at 11am at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library.
No Pre-Registration is required.


Playgroup at VPL

An open play group for children ages birth-3 years.
We meet Friday mornings at 10am at the Valdese Public Library.
Toys, activities, play equipment provided.
No Pre-Registration is required.

Lego/Duplo Bonanza at Playtime! Join us April 26 during the regular playtime for some Lego fun!

Morganton Public Library Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Birth-3 Playgroup | Terrific Tots
Pre-School Pals | Library Explorers | Cool Kids Club

Library Directions

Registration is required for all storytimes, sign up today by stopping by your library!


Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms is a first time library experience for our youngest patrons. Children through 23 months will enjoy library time complete with rhymes, songs, movement activities, a short story, and a hands on craft or art activity. Caregivers will enjoy meeting other parents and grandparents in the community and learning ways to promote early literacy skills at home! Donít miss out on this great opportunity to share the library with your child. It is never to early to promote literacy!

Library Play Group: Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am


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Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!

Stop by or call the Youth Services Department for details on current and upcoming sessions for Babybookworms.

Please pre-register for this session by contacting the Youth Services Department at 764-9274



Birth-3 Playgroup

Join us at the Morganton Public Library to meet other families with small children and share experiences and ideas. This family-led playgroup is FREE and no-pregistration is required!

Who: Children ages birth-3 and their parent or caregiver
When: Every Wednesday Morning from 11am-12pm beginning September 5.
Where: The Morganton Public Library

Toys and light refreshments will be provided. Coffee will also be available for grown ups!

This playgroup will be held after Baby Bookworms Storytime. You do not have to be signed up for Baby Bookworms to attend the playgroup.



Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 10am.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.


May Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for May
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.


Preschool Pals

A storytime for children 4-5 years-old. We meet on Thursdays at 10:30am at the Morganton Public Library.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required . Call 764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.


May Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for May
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Library Explorers

Library Explorers is designed for children in grades K-2, and is held on Tuesdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Pre-Registration is required.


May Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for May
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades 3-5. Club times and dates vary depending on activities planned. Most months, club will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 3pm, and the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Check monthly calendar for dates, times, and activities. Registration is required.


May Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for May
Click to download the Cool Kids Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

Valdese Public Library Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Birth-3 Playgroup | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals
Library Explorers | Cool Kids | Family Movie Matinee

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


May Flyer

Baby Bookworms Flyer for May
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Birth-3 Playgroup

For birth-3 year olds.

Fridays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is NOT required.

Playgroup will meet every Friday. No registration is required. Come play with us!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


May Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for May
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.


PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


May Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for May
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Library Explorers

For those in grades K-2
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


May Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for May
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Cool Kids Club

For Those in grades 3-5
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


May Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for May
Click to download the Cool Kids Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Porch Play | Terrific Tots
Pre-School Pals | Library Explorers | Cool Kids

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10:30am


May Flyer

Baby Bookworms Flyer for May
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Play Time with Ms. Sandy

For birth-5 year olds.

Thursdays at 11:00am
No registration is required.

Jump Rope, Sack Races, Spin N' Skip, Games, Hoola Hoops, and More! Play time will take place on the back porch or in the meeting room No registration is required.

Play Time with Ms. Sandy Flyer
Click to download the Play Time with Ms. Sandy Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Tuesdays at 10am


May Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for May
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.


Preschool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


May Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for May
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Library Explorers

For those in grades K-2
Thursdays at 3:30pm


May Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for May
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Cool Kids Club

For those in grades 3-5
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


May Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for May
Click to download the Cool Kids Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.

Contact the library at 764-9283 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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