Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • 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.

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 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

Details and videos on the Clubs and Academies Tab


Cooking with Ms. Amber

Details and videos on the Clubs and Academies Tab


EcoExplore. See it. Snap it. Share it.

Ornithology

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


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

Snow Much Fun!

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


Lego Build Challenge

January Challenge: Snow Structure

Challenge ends January 11

A monthly Lego Build Challenge with Prizes! Details on our Facebook Page, or call VPL at 828-874-2421


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.

Snowman Bingo Kits

Hey kids fifth grade and under, Our pick up craft for January is a create your own snowman bingo kit! 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.

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!

Lego Build Challenge

Get those creative minds working with a monthly build challenge. Program is for 5th grade and under.
Share your pics on Facebook and tag the Burke County Public Library at #LiveWellAtYourLibrary #ValdesePublicLibraryBuilds - No Facebook, no problem! Just call us at 828-874-2421 and we will help!

January Challenge: Snow Structure

Build your version of a snow/ice castle, fort, or anything, and be entered for a chance to win a Snowman Decorating Kit for the whole Family! Challenge ends January 11th!

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.

  
							3RD-5TH GRADE
								STUDENTS
								SNOW
								MUCH FUN!
								STEAM BAGS
								January 2021
								A limited number of bags are available at the
								Morganton Public Library and the Valdese
								Public Library.
								Tissue Paper
								Painting
								DIY Bouncy
								Snowball
								DIY Everlasting
								Icicles
								Cool Snowflake
								Templates (Show
								your Harry Potter
								and Star Wars
								love!)
								Winter Scavenger
								Hunts & Snow Day
								Bingo
								Activities Included in
								Each Bag:
								3rd-5th Grade Students:
								Call the Morganton Public Library (828-
								764-9264) or the Valdese Public Library
								(828-874-2421) to schedule an appointment
								to pick up your bag.
								*Supplies are limited.  

Download the Snow Much Fun! STEAM Bags 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

  
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					Snowman Bingo Craft
					Our pick up craft for January is a snowman bingo kit.
					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 Snowman Bingo 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.

Beginning Tuesday, January 5 at 4pm
								you can join Ms. Chesley on Zoom for
								stories and crafts.
								Penguins, Polar Bears, Winter, and Birds
								are our January themes.
								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 December 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.			
										
							January
							January 7: Are Monsters Real?
							January 14: Let It Snow!
							January 21: How to Catch a Mermaid
							January 28: Silly Penguins
							
							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 December Tots and Pals Zoom Storytimes Flyer

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

						January 7: Snowman Craft sticks
						January 14: Snow ball shooters
						January 21: Snow cream in a bag
						January 24: Snowman spoons
												*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 January 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
							January 5: Craft Stick Snowman
							January 12: Snow Ball Shooters /Melted Snowmen Cookies
							January 19: Hot Chocolate Science/Snowman Pudding
							January 26: Sock Snowmen
							*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 January 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 & 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

January Recipe:
Funfetti Cookies

Video How-to and bags available soon!

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

Science Academy

Now accepting scientists in training!

Science Academy is our new science oriented group that will release cool experiments and activities once a month with a video or instructions to go along with each experiment kit (which will need to be picked up from the Valdese Public Library). Academy is open to kids 5th grade and under.

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

Most Recent Experiment:
Grow Your Own Snowflake

Experiment 1: SLIME
Experiment 2: Lava Lamps
Experiment 3: Will It Dissolve?
Experiment 4: Film Canister Bomb Art
Experiment 5: Electromagnets