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Family Movies

Hop Movie Poster

Hop

2011 | PG | 95 minutes
Monday, April 14
6pm at CBH

No registration required.


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

Infant and Toddler Sign Language Workshop

Clip art of baby sign language

Are you interested in communicating with your child by using sign language? Join us at the library for an informational workshop on baby sign language! We will learn basic signs as well as information on how sign language can benefit your child and how he or she communicates! This course will be taught by Janita Hall, former teacher of the deaf and mother of a toddler.

Choose your location:
Morganton Public Library: Saturday, April 12th at 10am
Valdese Public Library: Saturday, April 26th at 10 am


No pre-registration required! Refreshments will be served!


Your Preschool will
POP

with the Preschool Outreach Program

The Burke County Public Library offers outreach services to all childcare centers, preschools, and home daycares located in Burke County.
See the Preschool Outreach Program Tab for details, or call the Morganton Public Library at 828-764-9270


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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

7th annual Taste of Culture, Saturday, May 3, 1-3pm on the Front Lawn of the Morganton Public Library

For details and performers, see the Taste of Culture Tab!


NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklists 2013-2014

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2013-2014


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!


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Internet Safety

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

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 birth-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!

Our next session is:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
February 5th-March 12th

Please pre-register by contacting the youth services desk

Pre-registration is required to attend!


Download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!



Terrific Tots

Storytime for two and three year olds includes crafts, songs, books, and exciting get up and move activities. Storytimes are held on Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10:45 am for 2 year olds and 3 year olds. Pre-registration is required. Register at the Youth Services Desk.


April 1: Fly Butterfly Fly

Today we’ll continue with the caterpillars as they become beautiful butterflies. We’ll create our own butterfly magic with our craft. Pre-registration is required.


April 8: Spring Flowers

Spring is bursting out all over! Join us as we read “Ava’s Poppy” by Marcus Pfister and other springtime stories. Our artwork will be spring flower bouquets. Pre-registration is required.


April 15: Easter Celebration - 10:30am for both groups

Hop on over to our storytime today for Easter bunny stories. We’ll be decorating jumbo Easter eggs. We’ll also have an Easter Egg Hunt. Pre-registration is required.


April 22: Earth Day

Today we’ll learn what we can do to take good care of our world and all the animals living in it. We’ll create a planet earth craft. Pre-registration is required.


April 29: Birds

Birds are everywhere! We’ll read stories about birds that come in all colors, shapes and sizes. We’ll make a nest full of baby birds. Pre-registration is required.


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Preschool Pals

Preschool Pals is designed for children ages 4-5 that have not begun school yet. 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.

Every other Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
Pre-registration is required. Register at the Youth Services Desk.


April 10: Birds

Birds are everywhere! We’ll read stories about birds that come in all colors, shapes and sizes. For our craft, we’ll be painting bird houses. Pre-registration is required.


April 17: Easter Celebration

Hop on over to our storytime today and enjoy Easter bunny stories. Our artwork will be Easter decorations. We’ll also have an Easter Egg Hunt. Pre-registration is required.


April 24: Earth Day

Today we’ll learn what we can do to take good care of our world and all the animals living in it. We’ll create a planet earth craft. Pre-registration is required.


Download the Preschool Pals Flyer!


Cool Kids Club

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

Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Pre-registration is Required


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Please join us for movie day. We will be watching the Disney movie Planes. This movie is rated PG and showtime is from 4:00 pm to 5:32 pm. From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes” an action packed animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty, a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing, and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. Snacks and juice will be available. Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This storytime is in celebration of National Poetry Month. We will be reading hilarious poems from Shel Silverstein’s books. Answer a few poetry riddles, and make your own poem to take home. We will also be writing color descriptive poems on paint swatches that will go on our Poet-Tree display in the Children’s Room. Enjoy a Poetry Popsicle for snack. Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, April 16, 2014

Are you ready for an Action Packed Egg Hunt? We will be reading a few Easter stories, and then go outside on the front lawn for the Egg-citing fun! Some of the eggs that you will find will be filled with prizes, and others will be filled with ctions written on paper that you must do! This is not your ordinary egg hunt. Be sure to bring your baskets! Make a Bunny Ears Crown, Stained Glass Easter Egg Window Decoration, Bunnies and Chicks out of paper cups, and a Cotton Ball Bunny! Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day! Today is our Earth Day celebration. We will be reading stories about our Earth, learning about recycling and playing EcoTrivia. We will also be going outside to the front lawn to play parachute games! While outside we will collectnature items to bring back inside, and make an Earth nature sign. We will also make poured paint Earth Rocks, and Swirly Earth Cookies for snack! Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, April 28, 2014

Get your gardening gloves out! Today our storytime is all about gardening! Listen to the fun stories of The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy and Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Fleming. Play Name That Veggie, Chef Salad, and Garden Bingo. Make a Twirling Ladybug to hang on your tree at home, Drip Paint a seed planter, and make a Tin Can Garden creature to put outdoors at your house! Please bring any tin or aluminum cans that you have from home for this craft. Play clothes are suggested for today, since we will be painting Pre-registration is required.


Download the April Cool Kids Flyer!



Library Explorers

Library Explorers is designed for children in grades 3rd to 5th grade. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Registration is required.

Thursdays at 4:00 pm


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Today we will be watching the movie How to Train your Dragon. The movie showtime is from 4:00 pm to 5:38 pm. Long ago up North on the island of Berk, the young Viking Hiccup, wants to join his town’s fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can’t bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their world as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. This movie is open to all children in grades 3rd to 5th. Pre-registration required.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Are you ready for Easter? Come to the library to make an Extraordinary String Art Egg! We will be using balloons, different types of string, yarn, and glue to make these beautiful decorations. These eggs make a great Easter gift to give to a friend, parent, or your grandparents. Old clothes are suggested to wear since this project will be a messy one! Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Please join us for the Spring Challenge in the Lego Club today? We will be building flowers, bunnies, chicks, butterflies, caterpillars, frogs, snails, bees, and turtles! The best structures will be displayed in the Children’s Room, and one winner will receive a small prize. Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Do you enjoy Splatter Painting? We will be studying the works of Jackson Pollock who is know for splatter painting. We will go outside to the front lawn and work as a team to create a huge splatter paint canvas. This canvas will be displayed in the Children’s Room in our Reference/Media area. The canvas will remain there as artwork in honor of the Library Explorers group! Also, if you have any items from home that wish to splatter paint, bring those too! Please wear old clothes since we will be splatter painting. Pre-registration is required.


Download the April Library Explorers Flyer!

Call or Come by the library to register!

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

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


Baby Bookworms

Thursdays at 10am

Come get acquainted with our newest storytime at Valdese—the Baby Bookworms. Each week Ms. Amber will teach some nursery rhymes, sing some lullabies or baby tunes, read fun books, or offer playtime and movement suggestions. We’re so excited about our new Baby Bookworms! We hope to see lots of little ones crawling around the library!


Opening Song: “Where is Thumbkin?”


Color for the month: Blue


Flannel-board of the month: Flowers are Growing


Thursday, April 3: Bunnies

Time for long ears and fluffy tails, because it’s a bunny day! Our book today is Quiet Bunny by Lisa McCue, then we will have a wonderful day playing music and singing. Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, April 10: Easter Party/Egg Hunt

Today we will read Chester's Colorful Easter Eggs by Theresa Smythe. Now it’s time to hunt through the Library for Easter eggs and have a yummy Easter party! Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, April 17

No Story Time Today


Thursday, April 24: Flowers

Let’s read, sing, and talk about flowers! We will read Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, then we will make a bright handprint flower picture. Pre-registration is required.


Download the April Baby Bookworms Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Pre-School Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10:30am


Wednesday, April 2: Bugs

Today we will read Leo The Lightning Bug by Eric Drachman and hear a flannel-board story called “Katie the Caterpillar.” Then we will read I Love Bugs by Philemon Sturges and end our day by making a bouquet of colorful tie-died butterflies. Pre-registration required.


Wednesday, April 9: Bunnies

It’s time for long ears and fluffy tails as we read Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming. Next, we will play “If Your ‘Hoppy’ And You Know It,” and then we’ll read Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan. Our craft will be a funny bunny hat and nose for you to wear home. Pre-registration required


Wednesday, April 16: Egg Hunt and Party

Easter is almost here! Today we will get ready by reading Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt by John Grogan. Our flannel-story today is “My Many Beautiful Eggs.” Then we will read Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Today is our Easter egg hunt and party! Pre-registration required


Wednesday, April 23: Public Safety Day

Get ready...the fire truck is coming to the Library today! After the fire truck rolls off, we will read I'm Going to be a Police Officer by Edith Kunhardt and hear a story called “I Can Wear Many Hats.” We will make a cool police hat and badge to wear as you enforce the law at home. Pre-registration required


Wednesday, April 30: Rain/Umbrellas

What can you do in the rain? Play of course! Let’s read In the Middle of the Puddle by Mike Thaler and then sing “Fun In The Rain.” Our next book is The Rainy Day by Felicia Law, and we will end the fun by making a shimmery rainy day picture. Pre-registration is required.


Download the April PreSchool Pals Flyer!



Library Explorers

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


Tues., April 1: Movie Day

The Library Explorers will kick off Egyptian month by watching the DreamWorks Animated movie “The Prince Of Egypt” at 3:30pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Pre-registration required.


Tues., April 8: Building a Pyramid

Today we will take a short 6,000 mile trip to Egypt! The book this week is called Let’s Visit Cairo! By Lisa Manzione. It is about 2 dogs who go to Egypt with their family and the adventures they have. We are making a pyramid and decorating it with Egyptian hieroglyphics. Pre-registration is required.


Tues., April 15: Easter Party and Bingo

We are taking a short break from Egypt this week to celebrate Easter with a game of Funny Bunny Bingo. Then we’ll munch on carrots, cupcakes, and jellybeans! Come ready to win prizes and have a blast. Pre-registration is required.


Tues., April 22: Cat Mummies

Cats are very precious in ancient Egyptian culture, and they even worshiped them! Today we will read a story called Temple Cat by Andrew Clements. Then we will make a cat mummy bank to store your money in. Pre-registration is required.


Tues., April 29: Cartouche

Do you know what a scarab beetle is, or why it is important to Egyptians? Today’s book is The Scarab’s Secret by Nick Would, and it will tell us the story of how scarabs came to be honored in Egypt. We will make a cartouche for you to hang on your wall. Pre-registration required


Download the April Library Explorers Flyer!



Cool Kids Club

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


April 1

The Cool Kids have been busy laying stone and erecting turrets. After three weeks of work, today the Cool Kids will finish their castles! Pre-registration required.


April 8

What can you make with a balloon, tissue paper and glue? A giant Easter egg! Bring your artistic talents and your imagination today! Pre-registration is required.


April 15

Easter Party! We will play Easter Bingo, Easter Egg Cup Pop and have an egg race. Then, we stuff our faces with party food!!!! Pre-registration is required.


April 22

Celebrate Earth Day! How green are you? Play the recycling challenge and find out! Make a coffee filter earth sun catcher and a hat creation out of newspaper! Pre-registration is required.


April 29

Holocaust Remembrance Day starts the evening of April 27 and ends the evening of April 28. Today the Cool Kids will learn how a group of children in Tennessee showed their community and the world how important a simple paper clip can be. Pre-registration is required.


Download the April Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Call or Come by the library to register!

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

Terrific Tots Storytime

Tuesdays at 10am


Tuesday, April 1

We are hopping into spring and Bunny Tales will be our theme this week. We will have bunny stories, a game, a song and craft. Pre-registration is required.


Monday, April 14 at 6pm: Family Movie Night: Hop

Free program. Refreshments provided. Pre-registration is not required.


Tuesday, April 8

Children’s Book Author Roger Childres will he here today reading his book Hopping Higgy. Please join us as we hop into a good book. Copies will be available for purchase. We are making a frog craft to take home. Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, April 15

Easter Egg Hunt Today we are reading Peek-A-Boo Bunny By Holly Surplice and Pete the Cat’s Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean. We will have our egg hunt and party.


Tuesday, April 22

No Programming. Spring Break Week


Tuesday, April 25

Music And Movement With Sharon Clarke!


Download the April Terrific Tots Flyer!

Cool Kids Club

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


Wednesday, April 2

Spring crafts: Today we are creating egg art. We will explore different methods of egg decorating. We are also making some yummy no-bake Spring treats. Pre-registration is required.


Monday, April 14 at 6pm: Family Movie Night: Hop

Free program. Refreshments provided. Pre-registration is not required.


Wednesday, April 9

Earth Day celebration: Today is all about preserving our earth. We are exploring ways to recycle, re-use, and recreate. Come and create a cool bowl.


Wednesday, April 16

Easter bingo and party. Enjoy bingo and “sweet prizes.” Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday, April 30

Catawba Science Center will be presenting “Really Rad Reptiles.” This is a hands on program! Pre-registration is required.


Download the April Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Call or Come by the library to register.