Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • 1000
    Books

  • Take It
    Make It

  • Zoom for
    Tots and Pals

  • Zoom for Explorers
    and Cool Kids

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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Read it and Reap

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is simple, free and the rewards are priceless! See details on the 1000 Books Tab, or call or visit your library.


Science Academy

Now accepting scientists in training!

Science Academy is our new science oriented group that will release cool experiments and activities twice a month with a video or instructions to go along with each experiment kit (which will need to be picked up from the Valdese Public Library). Academy is open to kids 5th grade and under.

Next Experiment:
Lava Tubes

Call today (828-874-2421) to sign up for Science Academy and schedule your pick up for the science kits. Then stay tuned for the video (posted below and on Facebook) to learn how to do your experiment at home!

Experiment 1: SLIME


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!


Books2Go



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

EcoExplore. See it. Snap it. Share it.

Herpetology

Join the North Carolina Arboretum for a video EcoExplore class on amphibians and reptiles! Video will post on Facebook and our website on
Tuesday, August 4, at 3pm!


Space to Go Bag Carboard Rover

Build your own rover spacecraft from a few simple materials, and instructions from NASA.gov. 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.


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

August Challenge Coming Soon!

A monthly Lego Build Challenge with Prizes!


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.


Zoom for Explorers and Cool Kids

Zoom Storytime Options for
Library Explorers (K-2nd ) on Thursdays at 3:30pm
Cool Kids (3rd-5th) on Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Limited spaces in groups, pre-registration required and waiver required. Contact Ms. Judy at CBH (828-764-9283) for more information.


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.

Color Craze Days

Beginning Monday, August 3, call CBH (828-764-9283) to schedule your pick up of a free kids coloring book and crayons!


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.


Books2Go Themed Story Kits

Looking for a more comprehensive story kit? We have put together a small collection of themed story kits that you can check out from the Valdese Public Library.

Kits include books, a list of songs, rhymes, and finger plays, and a themed craft (supplies limited). Kits are available in the following themes: Healthy Body and Mind, Manners/Feelings, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia. Call the Valdese Library today (828-874-2421) to reserve your kit - first come, first serve!


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


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.

Zoom Storytime Options for K-2nd (Library Explorers) on Thursdays at 3:30pm, and 3rd-5th (Cool Kids) on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Limited spaces in groups, pre-registration required and waiver required. Contact Ms. Judy at CBH (828-764-9283) for more information.

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
						August 2020 Library Explorers
						Zoom Programming
						(K-2nd Grades)

						August 6: Aliens/Masks
						August 13: Oceans/Door Hangers
						August 20: Unicorns/Unicorn Craft
						August 27: Rainbow Science
						*Registration and waiver required for interactive on-line programming.

						For more information on these and other library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call or visit the library today.
						C.B.Hildebrand Public Library - 828-764-9283
						101-B Main Avenue West
						Hildebran, NC 28637

Download the August Library Explorers on Zoom Flyer

For more information on these and other library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call, or visit the library today.
							C.B.Hildebrand Public Library - 828-764-9283
							101-B Main Avenue West
							Hildebran, NC 28637
							C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
							August 2020 Cool Kids Zoom Programming (3rd—5th Grades)
							August 4: Extracting DNA and DNA Chains
							August 11: Bread in A Bag
							August 18: Cup Weaving
							August 25: Weird Science
							*Registration and waiver required for interactive on-line programming.

Download the August Cool Kids on Zoom Flyer