Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Banned
    Books Week

  • 1000
    Books

  • Contests
    and Competitions

  • Pick Up
    and Go!

  • Zoom
    Storytimes

  • Clubs and
    Academies

At this time, in-person children's programming has been suspended until social distancing has been relaxed or discontinued. Pick up items and 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

Details and videos on the Clubs and Academies Tab


Cooking with Ms. Amber

Details and videos on the Clubs and Academies Tab


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!


EcoExplore. See it. Snap it. Share it.

Herpetology

Join the North Carolina Arboretum for a video EcoExplore class on amphibians and reptiles!


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

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!


Banned Books Week Contest

Dress Up Like Your Favorite Banned Books Character and submit your photos by September 25! Details on the Banned Books Week Tab!


Imagine Your Story FairyTale Fun Bags

Grab a bag full of fairytale crafts, and activities today! The activities in this month's bag are inspired by Mermaids, Dragons, Knights, Wizards, and Little Red Riding Hood! Call the Morganton Library today (828-764-9274) to reserve your bag.


Lego Build Challenge

September Challenge: Vehicles

A monthly Lego Build Challenge with Prizes! Details on our Facebook Page, 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.


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.

Canvas Creations

Beginning Tuesday, September 1, call CBH (828-764-9283) to schedule your pick up of a free Canvas Creation Kit (for 5th grade and under)! All materials provided, and we would love to see your creation! Supplies Limited, registration required.


Imagine Your Story DIY Storytime Bags

Storytime to go from MPL! We have put together collection of themed story kits that you can check out from the Morganton Public Library.

Kits include books, coloring sheets, crafts, and activity sheets. Kits are available in the following themes: Big Bad Wolves, Amazing Unicorns, Tall Tales, and more themes coming soon! Call the Morganton Library today (828-764-9274) to reserve your kit - first come, first serve!


Take It - Make It Craft

A Curbside Pick-up Craft Program at MPL

September pick up dates: September 8th, 10th, 17th, and 24th
from 10am-11am and 3pm-4pm

More information can be found on the flyer or on the "Pick Up and Go" Tab!


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Need Fun and Educational Activities for your Toddler or Pre-K Child? A Busy Bag Can Help!

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


Take It Make It Craft

Is your K-5th grader in need of something fun to do? Your crafty activity bag is waiting at the Valdese Public Library!
Just call and let us know how many K-5th graders that you have and we will 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


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!


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.

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!

Lego Build Challenge

Get those creative minds working with a monthly build challenge. Program is for 5th grade and under.
Share your pics on Facebook and tag the Burke County Public Library at #LiveWellAtYourLibrary #ValdesePublicLibraryBuilds - No Facebook, no problem! Just call us at 828-874-2421 and we will help!

September Challenge: Vehicles

Challenge Runs September 1-8

Build any type of vehicle, submit your creation, and be entered for a chance to win a Sand Art Kit for the whole Family!

September Build

Pick Up and Go!

Take-Home options for crafts, storytime kits, and activities. Bags are tailored to specific ages, and have limited quantities. Bags require pre-registration and a scheduled pick up time, EXCEPT for MPL's weekly Take It-Make It drive through pick up.

  
				Take It-Make It Craft
Come by the Morganton Public Library for a craft and a book to keep.
(While Supplies Last)
Ages: Birth-5th grade
Curbside Pick-up on the side of Concord St. through the circular drive.
Morganton Public Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10-11am and 3-4pm
Beginning the week of September 14th, we will  be offering Take It, Make It crafts only on Thursdays at 10-11am and 3-4pm  

Download the MPL Take-It Make-It Craft Flyer




  
				For more info call the Valdese Public Library 828-874-2421
									Busy Bag
									Need Fun & Educational Activities
									for your Toddler or
									Pre-K Child?
									Pick-up A
									A Busy Bag Can Help  

Download the VPL Busy Bag Flyer




  
				Take It-Make It Craft Bags for K-5th Graders
					In need of something fun to do? Your crafty activity bag is waiting at the Valdese Public Library!
				Just call and let us know how many K-5th graders that you have and we will pick the perfect craft for your child. Coloring sheets & prize included!
					Call the Valdese Library to make an appointment for pickup! 828-874-2421 While Supplies Last. Free and Open to the Public
					 

Download the VPL Take It - Make It Craft Flyer

  
				C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
				September
				Canvas Creations
				Hey kids fifth grade and under, do you love to paint?
				Use your imagination and create a masterpiece! We would love to see your creations! All materials are provided. Supplies are limited.
				Call and sign up today!
				C.B.Hildebrand Public Library - 828-764-9283
				101-B Main Avenue West
				Hildebran, NC 28637
	
					 

Download the Canvas Creations Flyer




  
				Imagine Your Story Fairy Tale Fun Bags
				Come to the Morganton Public Library and grab a bag full of
						fairytale crafts, and activities today! The activities in this
						month's bag are inspired by Mermaids, Dragons, Knights,
						Wizards, and Little Red Riding Hood!
						Call the Youth Services Desk @ (828) 764-9274 to sign up for a
						bag full of fun! Please tell library staff the child's age when
						calling, so we can select the perfect bag for your child! Don't
						forget to join the Burke County Public Library Storytimes
						Facebook group to view virtual storytimes, and much more!!
	
					 

Download the Fairy Tale Fun Bags Flyer




  
										Imagine Your Story
										Morganton Public Library
						DIY Storytime Bags
						Call the Children’s Desk at 828-764-9274 to request a storytime bag for you to pick up by curbside or appointment.
						Books in the storytime bag will be checked out for 3 weeks.
						Please return to the book drop. All crafts and activities are yours to keep.
						For more information on these and other
						library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call or visit the library today.
						Morganton Public Library 828-764-9274
						204 S. King St.
						Morganton, NC 28655
	
					 

Download the Imagine Your Story Storytime Bags Flyer




  
				Calling All Kids!
					Enrichment Bags
					Are available for pickup at
					C.B. Hildebrand Public Library!
					Call 828-764-9283 to schedule your pickup.
					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.
	
					 

Download the CBH Enrichment Bags Flyer




  
														Healthy Body & Mind Kit
										Manners/Feeling Kit
										Latin America Kit
										Europe Kit
										Africa Kit
										Asia Kit
										-7 or 8 books (storybooks, language, cookbooks & other nonfiction resource books)
										-List of songs, rhymes and finger-plays
										-List of safe videos for children's language learning
										-Themed Craft when available
										Themes:
										Each kit includes:
										*All Valdese story-kits must be returned to the Valdese Public Library.
										*All books in each kit must be checked out together (you can not pick and choose which books to checkout).
										*When you return the kit to the book drop, you will discard the paper bag and return the books only. Please keep the list of online resources and craft if included (even if you did not use it).
										*Call in to the Valdese Public Library at 828-874-2421 to reserve a certain kit. You will have 2 business days to pick up the kit or it will be offered to the next patron.
										* All library fines and fees still apply (late books are $.25 per day-per book).
										@ the Valdese Public Library
					 

Download the VPL Story Kits Flyer

Live, Zoom-based, Storytime Options.

Space is limited in sessions, and waiver is required. All groups also include a craft for pick up.

Imagine Your Story
			Terrific Tots Zoom Storytime
					September –December
					Tuesdays at 10:30am for 2 year olds.
					Pre-registration is required.
					Crafts will be available for pick-up.
					Please call 828-764-9274 to sign up.
					You must have an email to participate in Zoom Storytimes.
					For more information on these and other
					library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call or visit the library today.
					Morganton Public Library
					828-764-9274
					204 S. King St.
					Morganton, NC 28655

Terrific Tots meets at 10:30am on Tuesdays via Zoom. Contact Ms. Claudia at MPL (828-764-9274) for more information or to register. Download the Terrific Tots Zoom Storytimes Flyer

Imagine Your Story
			Terrific Tots Zoom Storytime
					Preschool Pals Zoom Storytime
						September—December 2020
						Thursdays at 10:30am for 3-5 year olds.
						Pre-registration is required.
						Crafts will be available for pick-up.
						Please call 828-764-9274 to sign up.
						You must have an email to participate in Zoom Storytimes.
						For more information on these and other
						library programs, visit our library website at www.bcpls.org, call or visit the library today.
						Morganton Public Library 828-764-9274
						204 S. King St.
						Morganton, NC 28655

Preschool Pals meets at 10:30am on Thursdays via Zoom. Contact Ms. Claudia at MPL (828-764-9274) for more information or to register. Download the Preschool Pals Zoom Storytimes Flyer

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

						Sept 3: Sun flowers/Sun Catchers
						Sept 10: Apples/Apple Science
						Sept 17: Autumn/Owls
						Sept 24: Scarecrows/ Painting
												*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

Library Explorers meets at 3:30pm on Thursday Afternoons via Zoom. Contact Ms. Judy at CBH (828-764-9283 for more information or to register. Download the September 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
							SEptember 2020 Cool Kids Zoom Programming (3rd—5th Grades)
							Sept.1: Sun Catchers
							Sept.8: Kool-Aid Rock Candy
							Sept.15: Color Your World
							Sept.22: Virtual Scavenger Hunt/Prizes
							Sept.29: STEM/Air Vortex Cannons
							*Registration and waiver required for interactive on-line programming.

Cool Kids Club meets at 3:30pm on Tuesday Afternoons via Zoom. Contact Ms. Judy at CBH (828-764-9283 for more information or to register. Download the September Cool Kids on Zoom Flyer

The Burke County Public Library Presents: Cooking with Amber
							A new online Cooking Series for kids 5th grade & under.
							Call the Valdese Public Library to Register 828-874-2421

A new online Cooking Series for kids 5th grade & under. Join us for a monthly cooking club - virtually! Register for the take-home cooking kit, and stay tuned to our Facebook Page and right here for the how-to video to post! Call the Valdese Public Library to Register 828-874-2421

September:
S'mores

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:
Film Canister Bomb Art

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

Experiment 2: Lava Lamps

Experiment 3: Will It Dissolve?

Experiment 4: Film Canister Bomb Art
Coming September 22!