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Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

Classic Registration and Tracking are back this year by popular demand! Come by the library to register and get your minute-tracking package.

For more information on storytimes and program details, please see the corresponding tab,
or Download the Summer Reading Program flyer!


Wendal Wandell's
Juggling Gestures

The Wonderful World of Wendal Wandell transports you back to the time when life itself was magical. The Wizard of Wonder will guide you through a theatrical experience with magic, comedy, and juggling! Unique variety of family entertainment! No registration required.

Saturday, June 11
11:00 am at CBH
1:00 pm at VPL
3:00 pm at MPL

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Outdoor Movie Night:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Movie Poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

All ages. On the front lawn. Popcorn and drinks provided. Outside food allowed. Bring lawn chair or blanket, no seating provided. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 19
8:30 pm (or sunset) on the front lawn at the Morganton Public Library

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Sock Hop

Saturday, July 23
6:00-8:00 pm
Foothills Higher Education Center (2128 South Sterling Street Morganton, NC)

You’ve been reading all summer, now it’s time to get moving. Put on your best saddle oxfords, poodle skirt, or ringer tee and head on over to the Burke County Public Library’s Family Sock Hop.
Dinner will be available for purchase at the Friends of the Library Soda Shoppe and music will be provided by Aaron’s Mobile DJ Service.

This program is FREE and open to families with children of all ages!
Bring a new pair of socks to donate to a local charity (optional).

Activities will include:
Fifties Fashion Contest(wear your best fifties attire)
Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
Hula Hooping Contest
And More!

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Sciencetellers

Race Against Time

Saturday, July 30
VPL 2:00 pm

If you’re in the room, you’re part of the story!

Join us on a fast-paced summer adventure as we make things fly, bounce, transform and soar while telling a series of stories bound to energize and engage! Throw on your lab coat and buckle in! You are about to experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the audience laughing, learning and having fun!

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Family movies shown throughout the summer. Check out the Family Movies Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.




Family Skate Night

Clip art of Skate

Pavilion Roller Skating Rink in Morganton

Monday, June 20
6:00-8:00 pm at the Pavillion Roller Skating Rink

Free skating for all ages. A $2.00 fee for roller blades if preferred. No outside concessions; concessions available for purchase. No registration required.

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Bicycle Rodeo

Bring your bike and helmet and learn the skills and precautions to ride a bicycle safely. Love of biking can lead to a lifetime of fun and fitness. All ages. Some bicycles provided No registration required.

Saturday, June 25
Morganton Public Library from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

Tuesday, July 12
Valdese Town Hall from 5:00-7:00 pm



Family Night

Park

Monday, July 25
Hildebran Community Park
5:30-7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of face painting, games, food, and fun! Pre-registration is required. Contact your library for more details.



End of Summer Pool Party

Celebrate the end of summer and all the reading you have accomplished with a pool party!

Saturday, July 30
Collett Street Pool
1:00-2:45 pm

You must have a ticket to attend the pool party. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, July 25th– Saturday July, 30th. Every person (adult and child) attending will need a ticket and tickets can be picked up at the children’s room desk at the Morganton Public Library. Light refreshments will be served. Pleaseremember to bring your towel.

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Family Movies for Summer 2016

Library Directions

Family Movies at the Morganton Public Library

Wednesday at 2:00pm.

Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. You must have a ticket for admittance. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to showtime. Space is limited. Snacks and drinks will be provided!




Wednesday, June 15th at 2pm

Cool Runnings

Movie Poster for Underdog
1993 | PG | 98 minutes

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified to the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.



Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm

Space Jam

Movie Poster for The Incredibles
1996 | PG | 88 minutes

Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.



Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm

Miracle

Movie Poster for Sky High
2004 | PG | 135 minutes

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.



Wednesday, July 13th at 2pm

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Movie Poster for TMNT
2015 | PG | 91 minutes

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.



Wednesday, July 20th at 2pm

Angels in the Outfield

Movie Poster for Planes Fire and Rescue
1994 | PG | 103 minutes

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.



Wednesday, July 27th at 2pm

Kung Fu Panda 3

Movie Poster for Big Hero 6
2016 | PG | 95 minutes

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!

Family Movies at the Valdese Public Library

Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. Snacks and drinks will be provided.



Wednesday, June 15th at 2pm

The Good Dinosaur

Movie Poster for The Good Dinosaur
2015 | PG | 93 minutes

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.



Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm

Cars

Movie Poster for Cars
2006| G | 117 minutes

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.



Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm

Angels in the Outfield

Movie Poster for Planes Fire and Rescue
1994 | PG | 103 minutes

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.



Wednesday, July 13th at 2pm

Surfs Up

Movie Poster for Surfs Up
2007 | PG | 85 minutes

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.



Wednesday, July 20th at 2pm

Air Buddies

Movie Poster for Air Buddies
2006 | PG | 80 minutes

When dad BUDDY and mom MOLLY are dognapped, their five adorable pups, the AIR BUDDIES, must save the day.



Wednesday, July 27th at 2pm

Zootopia

Movie Poster for Zootopia
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Download the Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!

Family Movies at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library



Monday, June 13th at 6pm

Air Bud

Movie Poster for Airbud
1997 | PG | 98 mins

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated. .

Download the Family Movie Flyer.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

Morganton Storytimes
for Summer 2016

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals
Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers | Bilingual Storytime
Family Movie Matinee | Family Fitness

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


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Baby Bookworms

Grow a happy, healthy baby one rhyme at a time! Baby Bookworms increases phonological awareness and provides language and vocabulary development for our youngest patrons. This program will also emphasize the importance of reading to babies, and parents will learn how to do this most effectively! Join us for rhymes, a short story, and an age appropriate craft!

Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Pre-registration is required.

June 15: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Today we will read a sports story and make a sports picture frame, a perfect gift for Father’s Day!
Pre-registration is required.

June 22: Stories at the Park!

Meet at the beanstalk playground for storytime today. We will read a story and play with our storytime friends!
Pre-registration is required.

June 29: Yummy In My Tummy!

Today we will learn about eating healthy. We will make a special snack and make a healthy eating magnet.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

July 13: Mommy and Me Yoga

An instructor from Breathe Yoga will be here for today’s program. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or blanket from home!
Pre-registration is required.

July 20: Sock Hop!

Put on your craziest socks and head to the library for a good time. We will play freeze dance and make a dancing duck puppet!
Pre-registration is required.

July 27: Me, You, and Some Glue!

Meet at “Me, You, and Some Glue” today for free play! We have had a blast this Summer!
Pre-registration is required.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Terrific Tots

Storytime for two and three year olds includes crafts, songs, books.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Pre-registration is required.

June 14: Let's Play

Jump, hop, and skip with us for an exciting beginning to our summer reading program. Let’s get active while we play games and parachute fun out on the front lawn. We’ll be creating activity boxes for you to take home to continue the fun.
Pre-registration is required.

June 21: Back to Nature

Today we’re going for a walk around the library to see the nature in town. Will we see squirrels or birds? How many different tree leaves will we see? We’ll be collecting items from our walk to put together a nature sun catcher.
Pre-registration is required.

June 28: Yummy!

Let’s try a new food today. Take a little bite. It might taste yummy. We’re going to learn about good healthy snacks today. We’ll make “fruit prints” and watermelons for our craft.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

July 12: Dance, Dance, Dance

Twirl and sway your way into storytime today with our guest instructor from A Musical Beginning. We’ll learn some dance moves and have a hopping good time. We’re making rainbow streamers to dance and swirl with.
Pre-registration is required.

July 19: Move It!

Can you wiggle? Jump? Lift your hands way high? Let’s find out what you can do today as we keep on moving with staying fit. Our craft will be spin art, so please wear appropriate clothing.
Pre-registration is required.

July 26: Let's Play Some More!

Today we’re meeting at Catawba Meadows. Look for us at the pavilions. We’re designing Frisbees and then have some playground fun time. Bottled water and a light refreshments will be provided.
Pre-registration is required.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Preschool Pals

Created for children ages 4 and 5, Preschool Pals is geared for children in Preschool or Pre-K programs. Join us for a fun filled hour of stories, games, songs, crafts, and other educational activities with a creative focus on skills needed for Kindergarten.

Thursdays at 9:30 am and 10:45 am
Pre-registration is required.

June 16: An Olympic Beginning

We’ll learn about the Summer Olympics and what games are played. We’ll make Olympic crafts and then head outside for our own wild and wacky Olympic games.
Pre-registration is required.

June 23: Let's Learn Yoga

Annaliese Koltermann from Breathe Yoga Wellness will be here today to show and teach us Yoga poses. Please bring an exercise mat if you have one. We’re creating a flexible yoga doll for our craft.
Pre-registration is required.

July 30: Play Ball!

What’s your favorite sport? We’ll read Curious George at the Baseball Game. We’re designing pendants for your favorite team or sport.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

July 14: Fueling Your Engine

Today we’ll learn about keeping us well. We’ll learn what foods are good and bad for us. We’ll prepare a healthy snack for our craft.
Pre-registration is required.

July 21: Back to Nature

We’re taking a hike today around the block to see what animals, plants and trees live near us. We’ll also be collecting items for a nature sun catcher that we’ll be creating when we return to the library.
Pre-registration is required.

July 28: The Finish Line!

Race to the finish line at Catawba Meadows today for our final storytime. Meet us at the pavilions. We’re painting Frisbees today for an Olympic discus throw. Bottled water and a light refreshment will be provided.
Pre-registration is required.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Family Fitness

Fridays at 10am. Open to All Ages.



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Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie and popcorn every Wednesday at 2:00pm.
Movie tickets will be given out 30 minutes before show time.
These movies are open to families with children of all ages. No large groups please. Feel free to bring a blanket or something comfortable to sit on and a drink or snacks.




Wednesday, June 15th at 2pm

Cool Runnings

Movie Poster for Underdog
1993 | PG | 98 minutes

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified to the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.



Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm

Space Jam

Movie Poster for The Incredibles
1996 | PG | 88 minutes

Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.



Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm

Miracle

Movie Poster for Sky High
2004 | PG | 135 minutes

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

No Programming the Week of July 4-8



Wednesday, July 13th at 2pm

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Movie Poster for TMNT
2015 | PG | 91 minutes

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.



Wednesday, July 20th at 2pm

Angels in the Outfield

Movie Poster for Planes Fire and Rescue
1994 | PG | 103 minutes

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.



Wednesday, July 27th at 2pm

Kung Fu Panda 3

Movie Poster for Big Hero 6
2016 | PG | 95 minutes

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!



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Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe (Bilingual Storytime)

¡Vengan a escuchar sus cuentos favoritos en Españ ol! Nuestro tiempo de cuentos bilingüe es buenisimo para las familias con ninos de todas las edades. Se realizará los sábados a partir de las 10 am. De el 18 de Junio al 30 de Julio. No habra tiempo de cuentos el Sábado 9 de Julio. En la Biblioteca Publica de Morganton. ¡Pre-registration no es necesario!

Come hear your favorite stories in Spanish! Our bilingual storytime is great for families with children of all ages.
When: Saturday Mornings at 10:00am (June 18th-July 30th, no storytime on July 9th)
Where: The Morganton Public Library

No Pre-registration required!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades K-2. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned.

Mondays at 2:00pm
Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

June 13 & June 14

Come to the library , and Have a Ball! Today we will be reading Football, Baseball, and Basketball stories. After our stories we will go outside to play games, and launch an inflatable football! Make a Sports Ball Necklace for craft.
Pre-registration is required.

June 20 & June 21

Today we will be learning about Sustainability and Nutrition. Learn how you can grow your own taco, pie, or pizza! Our project will include starting a tomato plant to take home for cultivation.
Pre-registration is required.

June 27 & June 28, 2014:

If you like to explore the outdoors, you will enjoy this storytime. We will be reading Hiking, Camping, and Nature stories. Outside we will enjoy a Sack Race, Tug of War and more fun games. Make a Handprint Campfire scene, and decorate your own walking stick to take on your next hike.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

July 11 & July 12

Time to cool off! Today we will focus on Winter Sports such as Hockey, Skiing, and Ice Skating. Make your own fake snow, and Ice Cream in a Bag. Create a Beaded Icicle to take home and wish for snow!
Pre-registration is required.

July 18 & July 19

Our stories today will implement Yoga and breathing exercises. Please bring a mat if you have one. Make a Calming Jar, a Yoga Stick Person, and relax while coloring a Mandala.
Pre-registration is required.

July 25 & July 26

Surf’s Up! It’s all about Water Sports today. Swimming, Surfing, Boating and more! Prepare to get wet during our Water Balloon Games! Decorate your own surfboard, and everyone receives a Yo Yo Water Ball to take home!
Pre-registration is required.

Download the Summer Reading Program Cool Kids Flyer!



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Library Explorers

This club is designed for children in grades 3rd to 5th. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned for each meeting.

Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, June 16th

It’s a Superbowl Summer Party! Play Game Trivia and Superbowl Bingo. Outdoor games include Crab Football, Football Pass, Human Hurdle, and an inflatable football launch. Paint your own Football on canvas, and make a Super Sundae.
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 23

Let’s go on a Gem Mining Scavenger Hunt! We will be meeting on the bridge behind Friday Friends Restaurant. Sluicing Pans and plastic bags will be provided. We will take approximately a 15 minute walk down the greenway to the mining location. It is recommended to bring water and a towel!
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, June 30

Today we will be meeting at Randy’s Custom Golf at Riverside Golf Complex. We will be playing a game of Putt Putt for a full hour! Cost is $2.00 per person, and may be paid at the sports complex. Location of the complex is 611 Independence Blvd. Morganton, NC 28655.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

Thursday, July 14

Our group will be visiting the WPCC Sustainable Agriculture Farm. Meet instructor Meagan Roberts and learn about the crop fields, orchards, hoop house, solar & conventional gardens, poultry flocks, goat herd, and more! Play clothes and sneakers recommended. We will be participating in volunteer activites at the farm.
The farm is located on the extension road between WPCC and Broughton Hospital.
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 21

Please join us today for a Wilderness Survival Class. Mr. Pete Bailey, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps will be teaching our class. Learn about the equipment needed for surviving in the wilderness. Solve survival scenarios, and learn a few nature myths. Make your own Bug Out bag to take home.
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 28

On your mark, get set, it’s a Color Run! Meet at Catawba Meadows Shelter #3 for the Color Run, and Slip N’ Slide event! Old clothes, sneakers, and goggles are highly recommended. You may also want to bring a towel and change of clothes. Parent volunteers are needed for this event!
Pre-registration is required.

Download the Summer Reading Program Library Explorers Flyer!

Contact the library at 764-9260 x9274 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Library Directions

Terrific Tots | Baby Bookworms | Pre-School Pals
Library Explorers | Cool Kids (6-12) | Family Movie Matinee

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Seahorse Reading

Baby Bookworms

For 1 year olds.

Thursdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.




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Terrific Tots

For 2-3 year olds.

Mondays at 10:00am & Tuesdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

June 13th and 14th: Eat, Play, Grow

Opening Song: “We Can Jump, Jump, Jump”
Book: Night of the Veggie Monster By: George McClements
Closing Song: “Tickle the Clouds”
Craft: Edible Veggie Monster
Pre-registration is required

June 20th and 21st: Wiggle with a Giggle

We will have a morning of play at the Rutherford College Town Park. We will meet at 10:00am. Ms. Sandy has directions available.

Book: Wiggle By: Doreen Cronin
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Pre-registration is required

June 27th and 28th: Kick It Up

Let’s talk sports. We will meet on the basketball court at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church at 10:00am.

Book: Dyno-Basketball By: Lisa Wheeler
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Pre-registration is required

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

July 11th and 12th: Round and Round We Go

We will meet at Family Connections in Morganton at 10:00am for a day of fun. Ms. Sandy has directions available.
Book: Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar By: Emily Mackenzie
Craft: Something Fun
Pre-registration is required

July 18th and 19th: Bounce to the Beat

Opening Song: “We Can Jump, Jump, Jump”
Book: Clap Your Hands By: Lorinda Bryan Cauley
Closing Song: “Tickle the Clouds”
Craft: Musical Dumbbells
Pre-registration is required

July 25th and 26th: Moving with Nature

We will meet at the Catawba River Greenway in Morganton, 10:00am sharp. We will have a story walk and scavenger hunt. Ms. Sandy has directions available.
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Pre-registration is required

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Pre-School Pals

For 4-5 year olds.

Wednesdays at 10:00am & 11:30am
Pre-registration is required.


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Library Explorers

For K-2nd grade level.

Tuesdays at 3:00pm & Thursdays at 3:00pm
Pre-registration is required.



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Cool Kids

For 3rd-5th grade level.

Tuesdays at 3:00pm & Thursdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.



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Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie and popcorn every Wednesday at 2:00pm.
These movies are open to families with children of all ages. No large groups please.




Wednesday, June 15th at 2pm

The Good Dinosaur

Movie Poster for The Good Dinosaur
2015 | PG | 93 minutes

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.



Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm

Cars

Movie Poster for Cars
2006| G | 117 minutes

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.



Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm

Angels in the Outfield

Movie Poster for Planes Fire and Rescue
1994 | PG | 103 minutes

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.



Wednesday, July 13th at 2pm

Surfs Up

Movie Poster for Surfs Up
2007 | PG | 85 minutes

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.



Wednesday, July 20th at 2pm

Air Buddies

Movie Poster for Air Buddies
2006 | PG | 80 minutes

When dad BUDDY and mom MOLLY are dognapped, their five adorable pups, the AIR BUDDIES, must save the day.



Wednesday, July 27th at 2pm

Zootopia

Movie Poster for Zootopia
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Contact the library at 874-2421 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
CLSP 2016 Images are Copyrighted

Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

Terrific Tots | Cool Kids (6-12) | Family Storytime | Family Fitness

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


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Family Storytime

For all ages

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Pre-registration is required.



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Family Fitness

Mondays at 6pm. Open to All Ages.


Self Defense
Monday, June 27: 6pm at CBH

Learn techniques to keep you and your family safe.
All ages. No pre-registration required.

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Princess Boot Camp
Monday, July 11: 6pm at CBH

Come meet, greet, and workout with Elsa and Anna!
All ages. No pre-registration required.

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Family Yoga
Monday, July 18: 6pm at CBH

Learn basic yoga techniques. You may bring your own yoga mat if desired.
All ages. No pre-registration required.

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Family Night
Monday, July 25: 5:30-7:30pm at Hildebran Community Park

Join us for an evening of face painting, games, food, and fun!
All ages. Pre-registration required.

Download the Flyer


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Terrific Tots

For 2-3 year olds.

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Pre-registration is required.

June 14

Today we are getting active, active, active! Our books to share are Hop, Hop, Jump! by Lauren Thompson and Jumping Jenny by Ellen Bari. We will be playing some really fun games and making a craft to take home.
Pre-registration is Required

June 21

Today we are going to move it and shake it! Are you ready to get up and go? We have a lot of movement and fun activities! Our books to share are Bearobics by Vic Parker and Stretch by Doreen Cronin.
Pre-registration is Required

June 28

Today we are exploring wellness and nutrition. What is your favorite healthy snack? Our books to share are I will never Not Ever Eat A Tomato by Lauren Child and Rah,Rah, Radishes! by April Pulley Sayre. Our craft will be edible!
Pre-registration is Required

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

July 12

Today we are exploring some of our favorite activities. We will be quite active as we do a story walk at Hildebran Park.
Pre-registration is Required

July 19

Yoga Day! Let’s have some fun as we stretch like a tree and yell like a bear! Our book to share is I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! By Linda Davick.
Pre-registration is Required

July 26

Today our books to share are Duck On A Bike by David Shannon and Dino-Swimming by Lisa Wheeler. We have a lot of fun and games today! We are making a take home craft.
Pre-registration is Required

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Cool Kids

For 6-12 year olds.

Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Pre-registration is required.

June 15

Sports and games have kept people busy throughout history. It is important to be active, entertained and physically fit. A variety of games can be found from around the world. Today we will explore how people have played games together in different times and places. Our activities will take place at Hildebran Park.
Pre-registration is Required

June 22

Today we take a look at the out of the ordinary sports. We will explore the crazy world of record breaking and extreme sports. We are meeting at Hildebran Park where participants will test their skills! Experience the excitement and succeed!
Pre-registration is Required

June 29

Today we will explore balanced nutrition and health. We are examining how to fuel our engines for health and wellness. We will have a variety of activities to evaluate! What is your healthy favorite snack?
Pre-registration is Required

No Programming the Week of July 4-8

July 13

Today we will explore the science of sports. We will learn about the science and technology behind the sports you love and have a lot of fun doing it! We will be meeting at the Hildebran Park today if weather permits.
Pre-registration is Required

July 20

It’s a yoga and movement party today. Come and get your groove on as we bend, stretch and breathe. We will explore the history of yoga also.
Pre-registration is Required

July 27

Today is all about movement! We will have relays and many minutes to win it games. Are you feeling up to the challenge? We will be meeting at the Hildebran Park today if weather permits.
Pre-registration is Required

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Contact the library at 397-3600 for registration details.

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Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

Guidelines | Family Programs | Storytimes

 Guidelines for Participation

Youth ages 1-12 may participate.

Registration begins Monday, May 16.

Record all minutes read/listened to on provided reading record.

Bring reading record to the library each week.

Children may place their name in the prize drawing one time per week that they read.

No programming/incentives July 4 - July 9.

Children missing two storytimes will be dropped from storytime.

All programs are free and open to the public. No pre-registration unless noted.


 Weekly Storytimes

*Pre-registration is required for all storytimes*

For details on storytimes, see that Library's Storytime Tab

Morganton Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Terrific Tots
2-3 year olds
Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Preschool Pals
4-5 year olds
Thursdays at 9:30 am and 10:45 am

Cool Kids Club
K-2nd grade level
Mondays at 2:00pm and Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Library Explorers
3rd-5th grade level
Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Bilingual Family Storytime
All Ages
Saturdays at 10:00 am

Family Fitness
All Ages
Fridays at 10:00 am (see Morganton Storytime Tab for details)

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Wednesdays at 2pm (see Family Movies tab for details)


Valdese Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 10:00am

Terrific Tots
2-3 year olds
Mondays at 10:00 am and Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Pals
4-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 11:30 am

Library Explorers
K-2nd grade level
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm and Thursdays at 3:00 pm

Cool Kids
3rd-5th grade level
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm and Thursdays at 10:00am

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Wednesdays at 2pm (see Family Movies tab for details)


C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Family Storytime
For All Ages
Thursdays at 11:00 am

Terrific Tots
2-5 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Cool Kids
K-5th grade level
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

 Family Programs

For details on programs, see the "SRP 2016" tab


Juggling Gestures

The Wonder World of Wendal Wandell transports you back to the time when life itself was magical. The Wizard of Wonder will guide you through a theatrical experience with magic, comedy, and juggling! Unique variety of family entertainment! No registration required.

Saturday, June 11
11:00am at CBH
1:00pm at VPL
3:00 pm at MPL


Family Skate Night

Pavilion Roller Skating Rink in Morganton

Free skating for all ages. A $2.00 fee for roller blades if preferred. No outside concessions; concessions available for purchase. No registration required.

Monday, June 20
6:00pm-8:00pm at the Pavilion Roller Skating Rink


Outdoor Movie Night:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

All ages. On the front lawn. Popcorn and drinks provided. Outside food allowed. Bring lawn chair or blanket, no seating provided. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 19
8:30pm (or sunset) on the front lawn at the Morganton Public Library


Bicycle Rodeo

Bring your bike and helmet and learn the skills and precautions to ride a bicycle safely. Love of biking can lead to a lifetime of fun and fitness. All ages. Some bicycles provided. No registration required.

Saturday, June 25
Morganton Public Library from 10:00am-Noon

Tuesday, July 12
Valdese Town Hall from 5:00pm-7:00pm


Sock Hop

Wear your poodle skirts, pedal pushers, rolled up jeans or whatever makes you feel like a cool cat! For all ages. No registration required.

Saturday, July 23
6:00pm-8:00pm
Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street Morganton, NC


Family Night

Pre-registration is required. Contact your library for more details.

Monday, July 25
Hildebran Community Park
5:30pm-7:30 pm


Pool Party

Pre-registration is required. Contact your library for more details.

Saturday, July 30
Morganton Public Library
1:00pm-2:45 pm


Sciencetellers

If you’re in the room, you’re part of the story!
Learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of “Dragons & Dreams.” Want to see dragon’s breath? Get ready to see it, feel it, smell it, and maybe even taste it! This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles, and more. Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true, and only the most daring will survive to tell the tale!

Saturday, July 30
Valdese Public Library
2:00pm




Family movies shown throughout the summer. Check out the Family Movies Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.



VPL - Valdese Public Library
MPL - Morganton Public Library
CBH - C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

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