Children's Programs and Events

  • Childrens
    Events

  • Snakes
    Alive

  • Taste of
    Spring

  • Archaeology
    Adventure

  • Story, Song
    and Dance

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • Homeschool
    Collaborative

Earth Day Coloring Contest at VPL

Pick up your coloring sheet from VPL April 1st-18th and return them by April 20th. All entries will go on display and judging will be on April 21st.


Arbor Day Celebration at VPL

Tuesday, April 25, 3:30pm

Arbor Day is not just about planting trees but caring for the forests we already have. Ranger Chris Moss of the NC Forestry Service will be here for a Smokey The Bear themed program for all ages.


Spring Dance Party at VPL

Wednesday, April 26th -10:00am

Water and Healthy snack provided. This program is free and open to preschool and elementary age children. No registration is required.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Saturday, May 6 - 12pm at MPL

Join us and learn about “Cinco de Mayo,” Mexico’s holiday. Ms. Maria and her family will be here to read stories in Spanish and explain about the Latino culture. We’ll have samples of Mexican food from a local restaurant. There will be games, music, crafts and lots of fun! No registration is required.


Story, Song, and Dance Festival

Saturday, May 20 - 10am-5pm at MPL

Please join the Burke Arts Council, and the Burke County Public Library for a Story, Song, and Dance Festival. The festival will feature some of the best performers from Eastern NC to Western NC. Performances will be diverse, highlighting many cultures and regions. Judges Restaurant, and Emergensweets dessert truck will be on site with food available for purchase.
For performers and schedule, see the Story, Song, and Dance tab.


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

Thursday, May 4:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, May 20:
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.


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2015-2016

Battle of the Books - Midle School!
Click on the image above to view the books in our catalog.

Click to download the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2015-2016

Note: All books are available through the Burke County Public Library in print, and most of them are available as eBooks through Overdrive.

Family Movie Night
Movie Poster

Monday, April 24
6pm at CBH
Pre-registration Required.


Joara

Archaeology Adventure

Wednesday, May 17 - 6pm at MPL

During this program, learn about historical events through Native American Storytelling. Hands on Native American crafts to make may be available as well. This is a FREE family event open to all ages. No registration is required.


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.


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

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Build a BEtter World. YS SRP 2017 REgistration Begins May 15
Download the SRP Flyer, get a sneak peak at all the action!


Reptile Lovers Unite to Welcome

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Saturday, April 29 - 11am at VPL


Bird Cages

Taste of Spring

Tuesday, May 9 from 1-7pm at VPL

Featuring Local Artisans, Crafts, Demonstrations, and more. See the Taste of Spring Tab for more details.


BCPLS Homeschool Collaborative

Thursday, April 27 - 2pm at MPL

This month's meeting will feature an NC Live workshop.

For more details, see the Homeschool Collaborative tab


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 bl the library.
No pre-registration required!

Thursday, May 18, 4-5pm at MPL


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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 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
March 1st-April 29

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 or download the Flyer!



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 work on our shapes and counting to ten. We'll also celebrate Easter with an egg hunt and have a day full of Play-Doh!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the April 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 celebrate National Kite Month and Easter and then explore the days of the week and decide what pet you want!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


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.


Let's have a glow in the dark egg hunt, and learn about Bugs, Earth Day, and Poetry!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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



Library Explorers

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.


Our reluctant reader book club this month is Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roal Dahl. We'll also have a magic workshop with Wendal Wandell, learn about Computational Thinking , and have a BeTween Cafe!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

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


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


Join us this month to learn about ducks, birds, bugs, and Easter! Our opening song is "Where is Thumbkin" and our Colors of the Month are Purple and Green.

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

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



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Let's talk about going to the Library, Easter, Ducks, and Mud Puddles!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


It's a month of even more spring! Join us and explore flowers and growing, Earth Day, and Easter. We'll also have a spring dance party with Studio K!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


Library Explorers

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


This month we're focusing on the environment and recycling! Join us to recycle old crafts (a whole day of crafting!), talk about Earth Day, and have an Arbor Day Celebration. We'll also have our Easter party.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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



Cool Kids Club

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


We'll explore Easter Island, Easter, and Earth Day. Don't miss the Arbor Day Celebration, or the BeTween Cafe!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

Terrific Tots Storytime

For Pre-Schoolers
Tuesdays at 10am


Want to learn about turles and frogs?? Join us at Terrific Tots this month!

Don't miss Sharon Clarke on April 11!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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

Cool Kids Club

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


Let's explore Weird Science, Recycling, and Easter this month!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids Events

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.