Children's Programs and Events

  • Childrens
    Events

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • Preschool
    Outreach

Art in Action with TOSS!

Snowflake Garland

Friday, January 27 - 4pm at TOSS

Pre-registration required. $3 per child
Downloadn the Flyer for more details.


Family Game Night

Family Playing a Game

Wednesday, January 18 - 6-7:30pm at MPL

Come play one of our board games, or bring your own to share!


Lego Club at the Valdese Public Library. AGes 6-12. Register now! Legos Provided.

Thursday, January 5:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, January 21:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL
Pre-registration is required.

Welcome back Lego maniacs! We usually meet on the first Thursday and the third Saturday of the month. Pre-registration is required. Attendees must choose one of the club times to participate.


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2015-2016

Battle of the Books - Midle School!
Click on the image above to view the books in our catalog.

Click to download the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2015-2016

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

Family Movie Night
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Monday, January 9
6pm at CBH
Pre-registration Required.


Movies for a Cold Winter's Day at VPL

Saturday, January 28

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Chronicles of Narnia
10am at VPL

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Happy Feet
12:30pm at VPL

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Snow Dogs
2:30pm at VPL


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


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Internet Safety

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

BeTween Cafe

For 3rd-8th grade students, the BeTween Cafe is where tweens can come and enjoy the YA area and free WiFi, work on homework, or just hang out with other tweens. Art projects, games, and light refreshments are provided by the library.
No pre-registration required!

January 17th, at 3:30pm at VPL
January 19th, at 4pm at MPL


Netflix Binge
Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events

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Episodes 1-3: Tues., Jan. 17 at VPL from 5pm-8pm

Episodes 4-8: Sat., Jan. 21 at MPL from 11am-4pm

Grades 3 and up. No registration required.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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

Morganton Storytimes

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

Library Directions


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

Our next session is:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
January 4th-February 8th

Please pre-register for this session by contacting the Youth Services Department at 764-9274
Questions? Contact Halee Hildebran at 764-9270 or by email: hhildebran@bcpls.org



Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 10:30am.

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


This month we're talking about Puzzles and Games, hibernation, snow, and sleep! We're going to celebrate National Soup Month too!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Terrific Tots Flyer!



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.


Join us this cold January for a day of Puzzles and Games, Popcorn, and Snowflakes! We're going to celebrate National Soup Month too!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January PreSchool Pals Flyer!


Cool Kids Club

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


Let's have an Elephant and Piggie Party, visit Food Matters for a tour, do some winter science projects, and read about Paddington Bear. We'll finish the month with an eBook storytime about Pete the Cat.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Cool Kids Club Flyer!



Library Explorers

Library Explorers is designed for children in grades 3rd-5th, and is held on Thursdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Pre-Registration is required.


We'll start the year with a Reluctant Readers Bookclub (Freckle Juice by Judy Blume), visit Food Matters for a tour, spend an hour of code working with tangrams and algorithms, and have a first BeTween Makerspace!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Library Explorers Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

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


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


Join us this month to learn about Snow, Penguins, Cold Weather Clothes, and Bears! Our opening song is "Where is Thumbkin" and our Colors of the Month are White and Blue.

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Baby Bookworms Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Want to learn more about Winter Weather, Curious George style? We'll do that, and talk about staying warm in the winter and wishing for snow.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Terrific Tots Flyer!



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


Let's learn all about Snow, Snowmen, Penguins and Polar Bears, and Sledding this month. Don't miss our Movies for a Cold Winter Day Marathon on January 29th!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January PreSchool Pals Flyer!


Library Explorers

For Those 6-8 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


We'll spend a lot of time talking about Winter this month. Let's explore animals in winter, Snowflake Bentley, Winter fun, and Winter Legos! We'll also have a Tech-y Tuesday and talk all about the ebooks the library has and how you can use them at home!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorerss events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Library Explorers Flyer!



Cool Kids Club

For Those 9-12 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


We're making lots and lots of ornaments, including some based on your favorite books! Note: No programming December 20 or 27.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

Terrific Tots Storytime

For Pre-Schoolers
Tuesdays at 10am


Winter has arrived! We'll explore the season, snow, winter clothes, and animals.

Don't miss Sharon Clarke on January 24!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Terrific Tots Flyer!

Cool Kids Club

For Those 6-12 Years Old
Wednesdays at 3:30pm


Let it Snow! We're doing a lot of snow crafts and games this January, and making some really cool backyard birdfeeders.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids Events

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the January Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.