Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Child
    Fest

  • 1000
    Books

  • Create
    and Write

  • Pick Up
    and Go!

  • Zoom
    Storytimes

  • Clubs and
    Academies

At this time, in-person children's programming has been suspended until social distancing has been relaxed or discontinued. Pick up items and online storytimes are underway! Please check with us here on our website, or through our Facebook page for updates.

Cutie Patootie Club

Check out this new to-go option for our youngest patrons (birth through age 2). A bag built just for them! Call CBH (828-764-9283) to schedule your pick up today. More details on the "Pick Up and Go!" tab.


Zoomytimes with Ms. Chesley

Looking for a live storytime (via Zoom) for your K-2nd grade child? Check out Ms. Chesley's storytime! More details on the Zoom Storytimes tab.


Terrific Tots and Preschool Pals Zoom Storytime

Looking for a live storytime (via Zoom) for your 2-5 year old child? Check out Ms. Claudia's storytime! More details on the Zoom Storytimes tab.


Zoom for Explorers and Cool Kids

Zoom Storytime with Ms. Judy! Options for
Library Explorers (K-2nd) on Thursdays at 3:30pm
Cool Kids (3rd-5th) on Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Limited spaces in groups, pre-registration required and waiver required. More details on the Zoom Storytimes tab.


Science Academy

A monthly science experiment with pick-up kit. Details and videos on the Clubs and Academies Tab


Cooking with Ms. Amber

A monthly cooking pick-up kit with accompanying how-to video. Details and videos on the Clubs and Academies Tab


EcoExplore. See it. Snap it. Share it.

Botany

Join the North Carolina Arboretum for a video EcoExplore class on plants!


Books2Go



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

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Kids' Online Tools

CHILD FEST 2021 DRIVE-THRU EDITION

Thursday, April 15
3-5pm at CBH

FREE Goodie Bags with crafts, activities, books, candy and more for children ages 0-5. Sponsored by the Burke County Local Interagency Coordinating Council and the Burke County Public Library


April Boredom Buster STEAM kits

An Earth-friendly themed STEAM bag for 3rd-5th graders. Available at VPL and MPL. Supplies Limited. More details on the "Pick Up and Go!" Tab.


Paintbox

Friday, March 26
4pm on Zoom

Monthly Theme: Silly Sloth

A Monthly Step by Step Canvas Painting program for children in gradesK-5th. A ToGo kit for pick up at the Morganton Public Library includes paints, a canvas, and paintbrushes!

More details on the Create and Write Tab!


Library Fairy Pen Pals

Library Fairy Pen Pals

Find the fairy door in the Children's Department at the Morganton Public Library. Leave a letter for the Library Fairy at the Fairy Door. Make sure your address is written in the letter, and the Library Fairy will mail you a letter back! We miss seeing you at the library!


BCPLS Storytimes at Home

Missing Storytimes at the Library? Check out our Facebook Group just for you!

Don't use Facebook, but want to be involved? Call your library and ask us about how you can access the online storytimes!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Read it and Reap

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is simple, free and the rewards are priceless! See details on the 1000 Books Tab, or call or visit your library.


Calling All Kids Enrichment Bags

Available for pickup at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library!

Call 828-764-9283 for more information. Pre-school age and school age. Each bag will contain a book, bookmark, a craft kit, and snack. Limit one per child per month please. Quantities are limited.


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NC Kids Digital Library offers e-books, audiobooks, streaming videos, and Read-Alongs - specifically designed for youth ages pre-K through 4th grade. All you need is a library card number and PIN!


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

A collection of resources for parents seeking parenting advice, school-work help, and play ideas.

Scavenger Hunt - March 12-29

The Easter Bunny has visited Morganton! Can you guess where he's been and identify these local landmarks?
Return your entry by dropping into the book drop, submit by Google Form on our website, make an appointment to return in person or email it to programs@bcpls.org.
All entries will be put in a drawing on March 30.

Download the Scavenger Hunt
or
fill it out online!


SPRING PLAYDOUGH KIT

Make your own playdough! Supplies are limited. Call the Morganton Public Library YouthServices Desk at (828) 764-9274 to reserve yours today!


Spring Gnome Ornament

Hey kids fifth grade and under, Our pick up craft for April is a Spring Gnome Ornament Craft! Supplies are limited. Call CBH at 828-764-9283 and sign up today!


Take It - Make It Craft

A Curbside Pick-up Craft Program at MPL

Thursdays
from 10am-11am and 3pm-4pm

More information can be found on the flyer or on the "Pick Up and Go" Tab!


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Need Fun and Educational Activities for your Toddler or Pre-K Child? A Busy Bag Can Help!

Call the Valdese Library to make an appointment for pickup! 828-874-2421


Family DIY Storytime Bags

Storytime to go from MPL! We have put together collection of themed story kits that you can check out from the Morganton Public Library.

Kits include books, coloring sheets, crafts, and activity sheets. Kits are available in the following themes: Big Bad Wolves, Amazing Unicorns, Tall Tales, and more themes coming soon! Call the Morganton Library today (828-764-9274) to reserve your kit - first come, first serve!


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2020-2021

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2020-2021

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

A collection of resources to help you and your family safely work and play on the Internet.

  Paintbox
							A Monthly Step by Step CanvasPainting program for children in gradesK-5th.
							A ToGo kit for pick up at theMorganton Public Library includespaints, a canvas, and paintbrushes!
							Join us Friday, April 30 at 4pm to
							paint a Spring Pig!!
							Program is via Zoom.
							Digital Waiver must be signed to participate.
							Call (828) 764-9274 to sign up today,spaces are limited.
							
							This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts
							Council, a divisions of the Department of Natural
							and Cultural Resources.
							 

Download the April Paintbox Flyer

Library Fairy Pen Pals

Library Fairy Pen Pals

Find the fairy door in the Children's Department at the Morganton Public Library. Leave a letter for the Library Fairy at the Fairy Door. Make sure your address is written in the letter, and the Library Fairy will mail you a letter back! We miss seeing you at the library!

Pick Up and Go!

Take-Home options for crafts, storytime kits, and activities. Bags are tailored to specific ages, and have limited quantities. Bags require pre-registration and a scheduled pick up time, EXCEPT for MPL's weekly Take It-Make It drive through pick up.

  
											It's never too early
													to build pre-literacy
													skills. Call the CB
													Hildebrand Public
													Library to reserve your
													child's free once a
													month educational kit
													with fun activities and
													surprises. Limited
													number
													of kits available.
													828-764-9283
													This is a new club
													created for our Baby
													Bookworms. Nurture a
													love for books early
													by engaging them
													with new sights,
													sounds, interactive
													songs, bouncy rhymes
													and more.
													Cutie
													Ask about other programs
													offered to this age group or
													visit us at bcpls.org
													Club
													Ages
													Birth - 2
													Patootie
													@ CB Hildebrand Public Library  

Download the CBH Cutie Patootie Club Flyer




  
															Start and plant some beautiful Cosmos flowers
															Build a recycled bottle bird feeder
															And more!
															This month we are focusing on
															Earth-friendly projects!
															3rd-5th Grade Students:
															Call today to schedule anappointment to pick up yourbag!
															Morganton Public Library:828-764-9264
															Valdese Public Library
															828-874-2421
															*Supplies are limited.
															APRIL
															BOREDOM BUSTER
															STEAM KITS
	
					 

Download the April Boredom Buster STEAM Kits Flyer




  
											Take It-Make It Craft
							Come by the Morganton Public Library for a craft and a book to keep.
							(While Supplies Last)
							Ages: Birth-5th grade
							Curbside Pick-up on the side of Concord St. through the circular drive.
							Morganton Public Library
							Every Thursday
							(rain or shine)
							10-11am and 3-4pm  

Download the MPL Take-It Make-It Craft Flyer




  
				For more info call the Valdese Public Library 828-874-2421
						Need Fun & Educational Activities
						for your Toddler or Pre-K Child?
						Pick-up A
						A Busy Bag Can Help!
						What's inside a Busy Bag?
						-Shape, Letter, Number & Color activities in sheet protectors -Dry Erase Marker -Age appropriate book to keep -Safety Scissors -Bead and pipe cleaner counter to enhance fine motor skills -Dancing Ring craft -Cutting practice sheets
						@ The Valdese Public Library  

Download the VPL Busy Bag Flyer

  SPRING
									PLAYDOUGH KIT
									This project was supported by the
									North Carolina Arts Council, a division ofthe Department of
									Natural and Cultural Resources.
									Make your own playdough!
									Kit comes withrecipe, ingredients to make playdough, aSpring themed playdough cutter, and foodcoloring!
									All ingredients/materials in the kit are kidfriendly and safe.
									Call the Morganton Public Library YouthServices Desk at (828) 764-9274 to reserve
									yours today!
							 

Download the Spring Playdough Kit Flyer




  
												April Craft Kit
												Calling All Kids!
												Our pick up craft for April is a Spring Gnome Ornament Craft.
												Ages 12 and under.
												Supplies are limited. Call and sign up today!
												C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
												(828) 764-9283
												101-B Main Avenue West
												Hildebran, NC 28637
						
					 

Download the Spring Gnome Ornament Craft Kit Flyer




  
										Imagine Your Story
										Morganton Public Library
						DIY Storytime Bags
						Call the Children’s Desk at 828-764-9274 to request a storytime bag for you to pick up by curbside or appointment.
						Books in the storytime bag will be checked out for 3 weeks.
						Please return to the book drop. All crafts and activities are yours to keep.
						For more information on these and other
						library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call or visit the library today.
						Morganton Public Library 828-764-9274
						204 S. King St.
						Morganton, NC 28655
	
					 

Download the DIY Storytime Bags Flyer




  
				Calling All Kids!
						Enrichment Bags
						Are available for pickup at
						C.B. Hildebrand Public Library!
						Call 828-764-9283 to schedule your pickup.
						Pre-school age and school age. Each bag will contain a book, bookmark, a craft kit, and snack. Limit one per child per month please. Quantities are limited.
	
					 

Download the CBH Enrichment Bags Flyer

Live, Zoom-based, Storytime Options.

Space is limited in sessions, and waiver is required. All groups also include a craft for pick up.

Zoomytimes with Ms. Chesley
		 join Ms. Chesley on Zoom for
								stories and crafts. Tuesdays at 4pm
							April STORIES WILL BE
							INSPIRED BY:
							Poetry
							Bat Appreciation Day
							Earth Day
							Botany							
							Craft bags to go along with the
								stories will be available
								for pick up.
								Program is designed for children in
								grades 2nd and under. Online waiver
								must be signed to participate.
								Call (828) 764-9274 to sign up today!
								Z O O M Y T I M E S W I T H
								M S . C H E S L E Y

Zoomytimes with Ms. Chesley meets at 4pm on Tuesday Afternoons via Zoom. Contact Ms. Chesley at MPL (828-764-9274) for more information or to register.
Download the April Library Explorers on Zoom Flyer


Imagine Your Story
							Preschool Pals and Terrific Tots
							Zoom Storytime
							Thursday at 10:30am
							For 2-5 year olds.
							Pre-registration is required.
							Please call 828-764-9274 to register.
							Storytime introduces preschoolers to the joy of reading.
							It focuses on early literacy skills and includes stories
							fingerplays, songs and crafts.			
										
							April 1: Easter Celebration
							April 8: A Paint Party!
							April 15: The Ugly Duckling
							April 22: Earth Day
							April 29: Rain, Rain, Go Away
							
							For more information on these and other
							library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call or visit the library today.
							Morganton Public Library
							828-764-9274
							204 S. King St.
							Morganton, NC 28655

Tots and Pals meets at 10:30am on Thursdays via Zoom. Contact Ms. Claudia at MPL (828-764-9274) for more information or to register. Download the April Tots and Pals Zoom Storytimes Flyer

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
						November 2020 Library Explorers
						Zoom Programming
						(K-2nd Grades)

						April 8: Spring
						April 14: Birds
						April 22: Frogs
						April 29: Butterflies
						*Registration and waiver required for interactive on-line programming.

						For more information on these and other library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call or visit the library today.
						C.B.Hildebrand Public Library - 828-764-9283
						101-B Main Avenue West
						Hildebran, NC 28637

Library Explorers meets at 3:30pm on Thursday Afternoons via Zoom. Contact Ms. Judy at CBH (828-764-9283 for more information or to register.
Download the April Library Explorers on Zoom Flyer


For more information on these and other library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call, or visit the library today.
							C.B.Hildebrand Public Library - 828-764-9283
							101-B Main Avenue West
							Hildebran, NC 28637
							C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
							April 6: Birds/Bird Feeders
							April 13: Bird Houses
							April 20: Earth Day
							April 27: Stem Day
							*Registration and waiver required for interactive on-line programming.

Cool Kids Club meets at 3:30pm on Tuesday Afternoons via Zoom. Contact Ms. Judy at CBH (828-764-9283 for more information or to register.
Download the March Cool Kids on Zoom Flyer












The Burke County Public Library Presents: Cooking with Amber
							A new online Cooking Series for kids 5th grade & under.
							Call the Valdese Public Library to Register 828-874-2421

A new online Cooking Series for kids 5th grade and under. Join us for a monthly cooking club - virtually! Register for the take-home cooking kit, and stay tuned to our Facebook Page and right here for the how-to video to post! Call the Valdese Public Library to Register 828-874-2421

Next Recipe:
Rock Candy

Video How-to and bags available soon!

Recipe 1: S'mores
Recipe 2: Chicken Nugget Parmesan
Recipe 3: Dessert Pizza (outside video)
Recipe 4: Funfetti Cookies (outside video)

Call yourCall the Valdese Public Library to reserve yourchild's child's Science Academy activity bag.
											Call anCall 828-874-2421 to make an
											appointment for pickup!
											are joining for the month
											of March to make...
											Cooking With Amber
											Science Academy
											Free and open to
											5th grade & under
											&
											While SuppliesLast

Call today (828-874-2421) to schedule your pick up for Science Academy. Then stay tuned for the video (posted below and on Facebook) to learn how to do your experiment at home!

Next Experiment:
Rock Candy

Experiment 1: SLIME
Experiment 2: Lava Lamps
Experiment 3: Will It Dissolve?
Experiment 4: Film Canister Bomb Art
Experiment 5: Electromagnets
Experiment 6: Grow Your Own Snow Flake (outside video)
Experiment 7: The Chemistry of Bath Bombs (teaser video)