Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Take It
    Make It

  • Stone

  • Zoom for
    Tots and Pals

  • Lego

At this time, all children's programming has been suspended until social distancing has been relaxed or discontinued. Online storytimes are underway! Please check with us here on our website, or through our Facebook page for updates.

Stone Mandala Craft Kits

Practice painting geometric shapes with this fun craft. Kit comes with stone, art materials, and instructions in a cultural print bag. For kids only! Call the Youth Services Department at the Morganton Public Library (828) 764-9274 to reserve yours today! Limited number of kits available.

Chalk Doodles.

Once a week we will design a personalized chalk message for your child to see their name beside. Comment on the Chalk Doodles Facebook Post with your child's first name - and we will pick a different name each week. We Miss you!

Don't have Facebook but want to participate? Call the Kid's Room at MPL and ask for details!


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

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

June Challenge: Something Valuable

A monthly Lego Build Challenge with Prizes! Details on the Lego Challenge tab, or call VPL at 828-874-2421

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 new storytimes! More details on the Zoom for Tots and Pals tab.

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.

Take It Make It Craft

In need of something fun to do? Your crafty activity bag is waiting at the Valdese Public Library!
Just call and let us know if you have a birth-5 year old or K-5th grader so we can pick the perfect craft for your child. Coloring sheets and prize included!

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

Take It - Make It Craft

A Curbside Pick-up Craft Program at MPL

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

See Make It Take It Craft Tab for details.

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.