Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • ASU Steel
    Drum Band

  • Cinco
    de Mayo

  • Taste
    of Spring

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Saturday, May 5
2pm at MPL

Stories, Music, Crafts, and Light Refreshments.


Taste of Spring Artisan Festival

Saturday, May 12th
10am-4pm at VPL

Over 40 Local Artisans, Farmers, Crafts, Hangry Hooligans Food Truck, Pelican's Snoballs, Local Musicians and Cloggers

Event is free and open to all ages!
No pre-registration is required.

Special performance from Bob Sinclair and The Big Deals from 1:00-3:00 pm

Disclaimer: Vendors by invitation only. Food products will be for sale (certified kitchens only).


Summer Kick Off
Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, May 22 - 3:30pm at VPL


Sharon Clarke

Music and Stories with Sharon Clarke

Tuesday, May 15 - 10am at CBH

For all Ages. No registration Required.


Family Movie

Night at the Museum Movie Poster

Thursday, May 17
5:30pm at VPL

Open to the Public. 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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Libraries Rock. YS SRP 2018 REgistration Begins May 14

More Details Soon!

YS SRP runs June 9 - July 28. Program is for children birth - 5th grade. Not all programs require pre-registration, and you can participate in the reading portion of the program only if you wish. Additional details coming soon.

For other SRP information, visit our Summer Reading Program Page


Make-and-Take Crafts

Family Craft Night
Mon., May 14 - 5:30pm at CBH
Pre-registration required.

National Creativity Day
Wed., May 30 - 10am-Noon at VPL


Lego Clubs

Welcome Lego maniacs! Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our LEGO Clubs. LEGOS and other building materials will be provided for you to create with.
Stay tuned for meeting times and days each month. Pre-registration is required as noted.


VPL Lego Club

For All Ages. Pre-registration required.

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

Saturday, May 19:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL


CBH Lego Club

For ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 12
11am at CBH


MPL Lego Makerspace

For all ages.

Saturday, May 12
2:30-4:00pm at MPL


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 19
3:30pm at CBH


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.

Saturday, May 19
10am at MPL


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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

ASU Steely Pan Steel Band

Saturday, April 28th
2pm on the Front Lawn at MPL

Event is free and open to all ages!
No pre-registration is required.

Alternate/Rain accomodations provided by CoMMA.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Burke Arts Council.

Concessions Provided by TACO bout it


Spread Your Wings with Kiki's Parrot Rescue

Saturday, May 26 - MPL 10am

Kiki’s Parrot Rescue is a non-profit organization located in Hickory, NC. The rescue was started to rehabilitate and rehome parrots in need and to educate the public on the health, care, and sheer wonder of these amazing birds.


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.


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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Internet Safety

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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


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Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!

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.


May Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for May
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



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.


May Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for May
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



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.


May Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for May
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



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.


May Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for May
Click to download the Cool Kids Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

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


April Flyer

Baby Bookworms Flyer for April
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


April Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for April
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


April Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for April
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.


Library Explorers

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


April Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for April
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Cool Kids Club

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


April Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for April
Click to download the Cool Kids Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

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 10:30am


May Flyer

Baby Bookworms Flyer for May
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


May Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for May
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Preschool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Mondays at 11am


May Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for May
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.


Library Explorers

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


May Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for May
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Cool Kids Club

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


May Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for May
Click to download the Cool Kids Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.