Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • MPL Fall
    Festival

  • CBH Fall
    Family Afternoon

  • VPL Fall
    Festival

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

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

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

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

Welcome 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.


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!

Thursday, October 19
4-5pm at MPL

Tuesday, October 17
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Monday, October 23
4:30-5:30pm at CBH


Looking for Accelerated Reader Point Information? How about research for a school project? Or even an online storytime video?

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Xcape Room

Xcape Room Morganton

Thursday, October 26 - 4pm

Pre-registration required as spaces are limited. For kids 3rd-5th grade and accompanying adult (kids $10 each, adults $12 each).

Download the Flyer.


Perry's Berry's Pumpkin Patch

Tuesday, October 24 - 4pm
For kids K-5th grade. Pre-registration required at MPL.

Download the Flyer.


Playgroup

Join us at the Morganton Public Library to meet other families with small children and share experiences and ideas. This family-led playgroup is FREE and no-pregistration is required!

Who: Children ages birth-3 and their parent or caregiver
When: Every Wednesday Morning from 11am-12pm
Where: The Morganton Public Library

Toys and light refreshments will be provided. Coffee will also be available for grown ups!

This playgroup will be held after Baby Bookworms Storytime. You do not have to be signed up for Baby Bookworms to attend the playgroup.


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Sharon Clarke

Music and Stories with Sharon Clarke

Monday, October 16 - 11am at CBH


Fall Festival and Resouce Fair

Friday, October 27
3-5pm at MPL

Resource Fair, Activities for kids, Performances, and Food. Toy Story of Terror showing every half hour! For more information, see the "MPL Fall Festival" Tab.


Fall Festival

Monday, October 30
6-8pm at VPL

Games, Food, and Crafts for all ages!


Fall Family Afternoon

Monday, October 30
3:30pm at CBH

Halloween Games, Crafts, and Snacks


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2017-2018

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2017-2018

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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Morganton Storytimes

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

Library Directions

Registration is required for all storytimes, sign up today by stopping by your library!


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! 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
beginning August 28

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

Stop by or call the Youth Services Department for details on current and upcoming sessions for Babybookworms.

Please pre-register for this session by contacting the Youth Services Department at 764-9274



Terrific Tots

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

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


This month let's talk about apples, decorate a cake, and have a puppet show! We'll also read all about Peppa Pig and celebrate Halloween.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the 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.


We'll visit the Apple Orchard, talk about pirates and our families, and celebrate Halloween!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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



Library Explorers

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


Let's Color Burke, have a Secret Pizza Party, spend some time with Ninjas, and have a costume party! Sign up for the Perry's Berrys Pumpkin Patch Tour, too!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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



Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades 3-5, and is held on Thursdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Registration is required.


Have you seen Jumanji? We'll be watching the original movie, playing games, and having Jumanji Snacks this month! Join us for BeTween Cafe on the 19th, and sign up for the Perry's Berrys Pumpkin Patch Tour and the Xcape Room Trip (see the flyers for more details).

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

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

Registration is required for all storytimes, sign up today by stopping by your library!


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


Join us this month to learn about cats, owls, and squirrels! We'll even have a Halloween Party! Our opening song is "Where is Thumbkin" and our Colors of the Month are Orange and Black.

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

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



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Lets continue all the alphabet fun with the letters D-H this month. We will make a doghouse D, eagle in a nest E, funny flamingo F, munching goat G and a haunted house H. The books and songs for each week will center around a letter and our final week, Oct. 30th we will have a party and everyone can dress-up!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


We'll talk about apples and pumpkins, and take a field trip to the pumpkin patch! Let's have a Halloween Party to finish the month!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


Library Explorers

For those in grades K-2
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


October is Mythology Month! The month of October will be filled with mythology from all over the world! We will read and talk about the silly, adventurous and even scary stories that come from different places then we will make awesome crafts to go along with each place in the world.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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



Cool Kids Club

For Those in grades 3-5
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


We'll explore Australia, and Haloween. Don't miss the Spooky Bath Bombs, or the BeTween Cafe!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

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

Registration is required for all storytimes, sign up today by stopping by your library!


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


Let's go to the farm! We'll talk about chicks, ducks, goats, and the barnyard!

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

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



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


We'll start the month with two field trips: the Fire Department and the Pumpkin Patch. Then we'll learn about Bats and talk about Halloween!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Mondays at 11am


We'll start the month with two field trips: the Fire Department and the Pumpkin Patch. Sharon Clarke will be here on Monday, October 16th! Then we'll learn about Bats and talk about Halloween!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


Library Explorers

For those in grades K-2
Thursdays at 3:30pm


This month we'll share ghost stories, witch stories, and play some Halloween Bingo! We'll take a field trip to Johnny Wilson Farm on the 19th!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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



Cool Kids Club

For those in grades 3-5
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


Let's make some fall luminaries and art! Join us on Thursday, October 19th for a trip to Johnny Wilson Farm. We'll round out the month with campfire stories and a Halloween Party!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.