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! Don’t 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
December 3rd-January 21st
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: email@example.com
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A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 10:45am.
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.
There will be no storytimes between December 22 through January 2. We will return to our regular storytime on January 6. Please don’t forget to register.
January 6: Have You Lost Your Mittens?
Come find out what happens to other children when their mittens and hats are lost or they don’t want to wear their winter jackets. We’ll put together a winter mobile and have some mitten matching fun. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required.
January 13: Let it Snow
What goes together when it snows? Snowmen and hot chocolate! Come share in the fun today as we’ll be making snowmen and hot chocolate crafts. We’ll read books about what happens when you step outside in the snow. Pre-registration is required.
January 20: Good Night! Sleep Tight!
“My bed is warm, the moon is bright, so it’s time to say Good Night,” but you don’t want to go to bed! Come find out what happens to reluctant sleepyheads in “I don’t want to go to bed!” and “Llama, Llama, red pajama.” We will make a “Llama, Llama, red pajama” craft. Pre-registration is required.
January 27: Let's Learn Our ABC's
The alphabet begins with ABC, simple as 1 2 3. Right? Not so, in “Alpha Oops!” and “Alphagator.” Join us for some alphabet fun. We’ll create an “A” as in alligator craft. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required.
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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.
There will be no storytimes between December 22 through January 2. We will return to our regular story time on January 8. Please don’t forget to register.
January 8: Winter
Do you love the snow? Soft snow, heavy snow, light snow, fat snow. What happens when you step outside in the snow? Join us today for an inside snowman craft and enjoy some hot chocolate. Pre-registration is required.
January 15: Lost Mittens
Have you ever lost your mittens? Come find out what happens when one boy loses one of his mittens in “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. We’ll create a mitten craft based on the book. Pre-registration is required.
January 22: Finding Dragons
Where do dragons live? What do you know about dragons and their magical powers? We’ll go on a dragon hunt today in “Where’s the dragon?” by Jason Hook. Our craft today will be based on “Dragon Tales.” Pre-registration is required.
January 29: Knights in Shining Armor
Did you know the word “knight” means “horseman?” We’ll travel back to the Middle Ages today to learn about knights and castles. We’ll make a shield and helmet like the knights used for protection. Pre-registration is required.
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Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm at MPL for Homeschool Storytime!.
The next storytime is scheduled for
Wednesday, January 14
Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community! (Dates of storytime may vary due to scheduling.)
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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.
January 6, 2015
Ahhh!...it is the Librarian from the Black Lagoon storytime! Today we will read the stories of The Librarian from the Black Lagoon, The Bully from the Black Lagoon, and The Cafeteria Lady from the Black Lagoon all by Mike Thaler. Make a set of Foam Monster Hands or a Monster Pencil Case, and a pair of Monster Eyeballs. Draw your own version of the Librarian from the Black Lagoon, and create your own library rules on a large book cut out. Pre-registration is required.
January 13, 2015
It’s time for a Frozen party! Of course we will be reading Frozen stories, and playing fun snow games. Other activities will include: making a Fun Fur Snowman, Olaf Sticker Scene, Diamond Ice Bracelets, Elsa & Anna Crowns, and make your own snow. Frozen Snowball Punch will be served for snack. Pre-registration is required.
January 20, 2015
Have you ever had a really bad day? This storytime is in honor of Alexander who had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! We will also read other stories by Judith Viorst including: Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, and Super Completely and Totally the Messiest. Make a Bad Day Box to put all of your worries inside. Story extension activities will include: Recalling Events, and Sorting Days. Pre-registration is required.
January 27, 2015
Wear your pajamas for our Pajama Party storytime! The best set of pajamas wins a small prize! Our stories may include: Pajama Pirates by Andrew Kramer, Froggy’s Sleepover by Jonathan London, and Night Noises by Mem Fox. Make Pillowcase Art, and a Sleep Mask for craft. Also, bring your favorite stuffed animal for Show and Tell. Bears in a Bed will be our snack. Pre-registration is required.
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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.
January 8, 2015
Please join us for a Harry Potter Winter Potions class! We will be reading a few pages from Chapter 8 in the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Make Snow and Ice Bath Soak, Secret Snitcher Potions, Edible Potions, Burn/Heal Potion, and Buzz Fizz potion! Pre-registration is required.
January 15, 2015
Today is our Winter themed Lego challenge. Structures to build may include: Artctic Animals, Ski Mobiles, At the Poles, Snowflakes, Sleds, Snowpeople, Mittens, and more. Most of the structures will be displayed in the Childrens Room, and the best structure wins a small prize. Pre-registration is required.
January 22, 2015
It is time to read more in the first Diary of Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney. We will be reading for approximately 20 minutes. For craft, assemble and paint your own Glow in the Dark Star and Moon mobiles. Pre-registration is required.
January 29, 2015
Tara Jacumin, our Reference Librarian will be teaching an ebooks class to introduce the Overdrive site and app. Please bring any devices that you may have for this class. Learn how to enter the Overdrive site, and use your library card and pin number to do basic searches. Learn about the ebooks, videos, and audiobooks that are available. Learn how to check out, check in, create a list, and place holds. Hand outs will be available for different types of devices. Pre-registration is required.
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