Children's Programs and Events

Due to Martha's Park being closed for maintenance on July 25th, the Morganton Terrific Tots will meet at the playground at the Catawba River Soccer Complex located behind the Ingle's Grocery.

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Summer Reading Program 2017 Build a Better World June 12 - July 29

Come by the library to register and get your minute-tracking package.

For more information on storytimes and program details, please see the corresponding tab,
or Download the Summer Reading Program flyer!

Touch a Truck and Clip Art
Touch a Truck

Get an up-close, hands-on opportunity to climb into the cabs, honk the horns, examine the equipment, flash the lights, and talk to the men and women who work in and with the vehicles about how they use their unique vehicles to do their jobs! No registration required.

Saturday, July 29
9am-Noon at Rural King Parking Lot
1227 Burkemont Ave, Morganton

Sensory Sensitive Safe Time from 9am-10am



Movie Clip Art
Family movies shown throughout the summer. Check out the Family Movies Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.




Dog and Cat Clip Art
Build a Better World for Animals!

Help local animal rescue organizations. Bring in donations and receive an extra prize slip!
See the Community Service tab, or download the flyer for details.


Kindness Project
Kindness Project

Join us at the Morganton Public Library to make “sock babies” to be donated to local neonatal intensive care units. The purpose of the sock baby is to provide a bonding experience for parents and baby while the baby is in the hospital. The parent will keep the sock baby with them to transfer their scent and then the sock baby can be placed with the baby. The parents scent will help the baby feel secure when their parent cannot be there. This is a very easy project that anyone can do. There is no sewing required! All materials will be provided.

No pre-registration is required. Please contact 828-764-9274 for more information!

Saturday, July 22
2:30-4:00pm (drop in) at MPL

Download the Kindness Project Flyer.


Joara Foundation and Archeologist

The Exploring Joara Foundation, Inc., engages the public in archaeology in the Carolinas, and emphasizes the discovery of the Native American town of Joara and Fort San Juan, the first inland European settlement in the United States. No registration required.

Cookie Excavation

Monday, July 24 - 6:00 pm at CBH

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Family Movies for Summer 2017

Library Directions

Family Movies at the Morganton Public Library

Wednesdays at 2:00pm.

Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. You must have a ticket for admittance. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to showtime. Space is limited. Snacks and drinks will be provided!




Wednesday, June 14th at 2pm

SING

Movie Poster for SING
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.



Wednesday, June 21st at 2pm

Moana

Movie Poster for Moana
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.



Wednesday, June 28th at 2pm

Storks

Movie Poster for Storks
2016 | PG | 87 minutes

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.



No Movie Wednesday, July 5th



Wednesday, July 12th at 2pm

Trolls

Movie Poster for Trolls
2016 | PG | 92 minutes

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.



Wednesday, July 19th at 2pm

The Secret Life of Pets

Movie Poster for The Secret Life of Pets
2016 | PG | 106 minutes

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.



Wednesday, July 26th at 2pm

Monster Trucks

Movie Poster for Monster Trucks
2016 | PG | 104 minutes

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!

Family Movies at the Valdese Public Library

Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Registration not required.



Wednesday, June 14th at 2pm

Moana

Movie Poster for Moana
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.



Monday, June 21st at 2pm

Ice Age Collision Course

Movie Poster for Ice Age Collision Course
2016 | PG | 94 mins

Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.



Wednesday, June 28th at 2pm

SING

Movie Poster for SING
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.



No Movie Wednesday, July 5th



Monday, July 12th at 2pm

The BFG

Movie Poster for The BFG
2016 | PG | 117 mins

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.



Wednesday, July 19th at 2pm

Kung Fu Panda 3

Movie Poster for Kung Fu Panda 3
2016 | PG | 95 minutes

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.



Wednesday, July 26th at 2pm

Monster Trucks

Movie Poster for Monster Trucks
2016 | PG | 104 minutes

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Family Movies at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Registration not required.



Monday, June 12th at 6pm

The Lego Movie

Movie Poster for The Lego Movie
2014 | PG | 100 mins

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Download the CBH Lego Movie Flyer!



Monday, July 17th at 6pm

The Lego Batman Movie

Movie Poster for The Lego Batman Movie
2017 | PG | 104 mins

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Download the CBH Lego Batman Movie Flyer!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

Morganton Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2017

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals
Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers | STEM Makerspace
Family Movie Matinee | Birth-3 Playgroup

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


girl playing with blocks

Baby Bookworms

Grow a happy, healthy baby one rhyme at a time! Baby Bookworms increases phonological awareness and provides language and vocabulary development for our youngest patrons. This program will also emphasize the importance of reading to babies, and parents will learn how to do this most effectively! Join us for rhymes, a short story, and an age appropriate craft!

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Pre-registration is required.

June 14th: Blocks

Get ready to build! Today we will read Block City and afterwards we will use big boxes to build with and be creative!

June 21st: Community Helpers

Today we will learn about people who help in our community. We will read Shhhh Everybody's Sleeping and make a community helper sticker scene.

June 28th: All Through My Town

After we read our story, we will take a walk through downtown Morganton and visit My Local Bakery for a treat. Please bring your child's stroller for our walk!

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 12th: Construction Zone!

Put your hard hats on and get ready for work! After we read our story we will be playing in a construction sensory bin.

July 19th: Me, You, and Some Glue

Let's get creative. Today we will be meeting at Me, You, and Some Glue for an activity and playtime!

July 26th: Little Blue Truck

Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is stuck and needs your help. After we read our story, we will make a Little Blue Truck craft to take home!

Download the MPL Baby Bookworms Summer Reading Program Flyer!



girl playing with puppets

Terrific Tots

Storytime for two and three year olds includes crafts, songs, books.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Pre-registration is required.

June 13: Let's Be Kind

It's important to use manners and share with each other. These are acts of kindness. Join us today to learn about acts of kindness that you can do. Our stories will be about sharing. Our craft will be a "Bee Polite" craft.
Pre-registration is required.

June 20: Construction Zone

Today we're going to build with Legos and blocks. We'll read stories about construction sites and we'll make a city! Our craft will be a tool belt.
Pre-registration is required.

June 27: Build a Better World

What do you do with the trash in your house? Let's learn about the trash you throw away that can be made into something useful. We'll create things from trash today.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 11: Home Sweet Home

Annette from "A Musical Beginning" will be here for an exciting program. We will learn about animal habitats and what we can do to help take care of the land they live in. We're building a bird nest for our craft.
Pre-registration is required.

July 18: What Will Our Garden Grow?

There is magic in every tiny seed. Today we're planting flowers and vegetables. We'll read Lola plants a Garden and Plant the Tiny Seed. You'll be able to take your seeds home to watch them grow.
Pre-registration is required.

July 25: All About You!

Let's all get together today at Martha's Park. Come anytime between 9:30am and noon to have fun with your library friends. We'll be celebrating our acts of kindness and the end of our "Build a Better World" program.
Pre-registration is required.

Download the MPL Terrific Tots Summer Reading Program Flyer!



boy playing with house

Preschool Pals

Created for children ages 4 and 5, Preschool Pals is geared for children in Preschool or Pre-K programs. 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.

Thursdays at 9:30 am and 11:00 am
Pre-registration is required.

June 15: Try a Little Kindness

What does being kind mean to you? Join us today to learn about acts of kindness that you can do. Our craft will be creating a kindness jar.
Pre-registration is required.

June 22: Taking Care of Mother Earth

Join us today at the picnic pavilion on the Greenway next to Judges restaurant. Our act of kindness for today will be learning how to take care of the nature around us. We’ll be planting a tree from the Arbor Day Foundation for our craft.
Pre-registration is required.

July 29: Build a Better World

Our act of kindness today will be learning what you can recycle from the trash in your home and where you can take your recyclables. Our craft will be made from items that can be recyclable.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 13: Home Sweet Home

We’ll learn about how to take care of the wildlife around us. Is this a good act of kindness? We’ll build bird feeders out of plastic bottles.
Pre-registration is required.

July 20: Construction Zone

Today will be a little different. We’re going to have fun building with Legos and blocks. Our act of kindness will be sharing. We’ll also be creating artwork using nuts and bolts.
Pre-registration is required.

July 27: All About You!

We’re meeting at Martha’s Park today and making it a fun filled time as our celebration of "Build a Better World" comes to an end. For both groups, come anytime between 9:30am and noon. Stay as long as you like.
Pre-registration is required.

Download the MPL Preschool Pals Summer Reading Program Flyer!



Playgroup

Birth-3 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.



kids reading

Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie and popcorn every Wednesday at 2:00pm.
Movie tickets will be given out 30 minutes before show time.
These movies are open to families with children of all ages. No large groups please. Feel free to bring a blanket or something comfortable to sit on and a drink or snacks.




Wednesday, June 14th at 2pm

SING

Movie Poster for SING
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.



Wednesday, June 21st at 2pm

Moana

Movie Poster for Moana
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.



Wednesday, June 28th at 2pm

Storks

Movie Poster for Storks
2016 | PG | 87 minutes

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.



No Movie Wednesday, July 5th



Wednesday, July 12th at 2pm

Trolls

Movie Poster for Trolls
2016 | PG | 92 minutes

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.



Wednesday, July 19th at 2pm

The Secret Life of Pets

Movie Poster for The Secret Life of Pets
2016 | PG | 106 minutes

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.



Wednesday, July 26th at 2pm

Monster Trucks

Movie Poster for Monster Trucks
2016 | PG | 104 minutes

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!



kids at shelf

STEM Makerspace

For all ages.

Fridays at 3:00pm
Pre-registration is NOT required.

Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our All Ages Family STEM Makerspace.

This program will be held at 3pm every Friday from June 16, 2017, to July 28, 2017 at the Morganton Public Library.

Makerspace located in the Meeting Room downstairs.

Download the STEM Makerspace Flyer!



boys playing with Rocket

Cool Kids Club

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

Mondays at 2:00pm
Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

June 12 at 2pm & June 13 at 4pm:
Build (Towers, Structures, and More)

Learn about buildings, structures, architects, and towers. Build our own creations with Magic Nuddles, and other various materials.
Pre-registration is required.

June 19 at 2pm & June 20 at 4pm:
Discover (Nature Trail at WPCC)

Our group will be meeting in Parking Lot #2 off of Parkway Lane at WPCC. We will walk the discovery trail, and visit each station along the trail. We will read a few nature stories, and make bug catchers.
Pre-registration is required.

June 26 at 2pm & June 27 at 4pm:
Live (Community and Diversity)

Today we will meet at Shelter #3 near the playground at Catawba Meadows Park. Work as a team to complete a Community Quilt that will be displayed in the Children’s Room at the Morganton Public Library.
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 10 at 2pm & July 11 at 4pm:
Senses (Upcycled and Recycled Art)

Our group will be meeting at TOSS art studio located in the upstairs of the Old Morganton Junior High building (510 S. College St.) An Upcycled/Recycled art class will be led by a local artist.
Pre-registration is required.

July 17 at 2pm & July 18 at 4pm:
Transform (Engineering Day)

Today we will read fun engineering and science stories. After our stories, participate in at least 5 engineering challenges.
Pre-registration is required.

July 24 at 2pm & July 25 at 4pm:
Fairytale STEM

Build the Three Little Pigs houses, a bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff, a parachute for the Princess and the Pea, and a device to keep Henny Penny safe from the falling sky!
Pre-registration is required.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Cool Kids Flyer!



kids building

Library Explorers

This club is designed for children in grades 3rd to 5th. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned for each meeting.

Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, June 15:
Habitat Restore

Our group will be meeting at the Habitat Restore located at 111 Independence Blvd. We will take a tour of the store, and complete a volunteer activity to give back to our community.
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday,June 22:
Outdoor STEM Lab

Meet on the front lawn of the Morganton Library for an Outdoor STEM Lab. Our activities include: Wigwam Building, String Mazes, Earthworm Eruptions, Giant Bubbles, and more!
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, June 29:
Family Escape Room Challenge

Bring someone in your family, and complete 10 challenges. After each challenge is met, you receive a piece of a key puzzle. When your key is complete, you may escape the meeting room!
Pre-registration is required.

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

Thursday, July 13:
Upcycled and Recycled Art

Our group will be meeting at TOSS art studio located in the upstairs of the Old Morganton Junior High building (510 S. College St.) An Upcycled/Recycled art class will be led by a local artist.
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 20:
JOARA Lab Tech Program

The Exploring JOARA Foundation will be at the Morganton Library to teach us about people of different cultures, and what basic human needs are.
Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 27:
Habitat for Humanity Gardens

Today we will meet at the Hospice Gardens located at 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC. Donna Teasley, AG Extension Agent with 4-H will lead us in a gardening program. We will work in the gardens as volunteers.
Pre-registration is required.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Library Explorers Flyer!

Contact the library at 764-9260 x9274 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
CLSP 2017 Images are Copyrighted

Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

Valdese Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2017

Terrific Tots | Baby Bookworms | Pre-School Pals | STEM Makerspace
Library Explorers | Cool Kids | Family Movie Matinee

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


girl playing with blocks

Baby Bookworms

For 1 year olds.

Thursdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

June 15: Let’s Dig In!

Theme: Digging
Opening Song: “Where is Thumbkin”
Learning Colors: Blue and Pink
Todays Book: The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler
Activity: Construction sensory bins
Pre-registration is required

June 22: Stack It Up!

Theme: Stacking
Opening Song: “Where is Thumbkin”
Learning Colors: Blue andPink
Todays Book: Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda
Activity: Stacking and Building with Blocks / Bubbles
Pre-registration is required

June 29: Building Little Minds

Theme: Manipulative Toy Day
Opening Song: “Where is Thumbkin”
Learning Colors: Blue and Pink
Todays Book: Wiggle by Doreen Cronin
Activity: Play with Manipulative Toys and Snack
Pre-registration is required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 13: Building Our Community

Meet at Family Connections in Morganton

Opening Song: “Where is Thumbkin”
Learning Colors: Purple and Yellow
Todays Book: A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa by Jonathan London
Activity: Play and Snack
Pre-registration is required

July 20: Me, You and Some Glue

We will meet at Me, You and Some Glue today for a Monkey and Me class...OUR TREAT! Afterwards you may stay and play in the exploration rooms. 200 N King St, Morganton, NC 28655 near the playground of the First United Methodist Church
Pre-registration is required

July 27: Building BIG Imaginations

Theme: Dress-up and Imaginative Play
Opening Song: “Where is Thumbkin”
Learning Colors: Purple and Yellow
Todays Book: Warthogs Paint by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole
Activity: Parachute Play and Dress-up Day
Pre-registration is required

Download the Baby Bookworms Summer Reading Program Flyer!




girl playing with puppets

Terrific Tots

For 2-3 year olds.

Mondays at 10:00am & Tuesdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

June 12th and 13th: Build A Better World

Join us for a community field trip. We will meet at the Valdese Fire Department, 9:45am sharp. We will pick up our tour guide, Fireman Mark Icard. From there we will visit the Post Office. We will end our morning with ice cream back at the Fire Department. Maybe Fireman Mark will show us the trucks.
Pre-registration is required

June 19th and 20th: Construction Junction

Ms. Sandy will provide blocks, Play Doh, tinker toys and K’nex for a day of building fun. Our book will be Mystery on the Lego Express by Trey King. For our craft, we will make lego brownies.
Pre-registration is required

June 26th and 27th: Gear Up Dig Down

Let’s gear up for some digging and scooping with our construction sensory bins. Today, we will hear the story Build, Dogs, Build A Tall Tail by James Horvath. We will make edible dump trucks for craft.
Pre-registration is required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 10th and 11th: Under Kidstruction

Today, we will meet at Me, You and Some Glue in Morganton at 10:00am sharp. We will build our sensory skills and discover our creative side as we tour their exploration rooms for open play. Refreshments will be provided. Our book will be Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda.
Pre-registration is required

July 17th and 18th: Nuts and Bolts of a Family

Home, it’s the heart of the family. What is your house made of? How many rooms does it have? Today we are reading The Three Little Pigs by Kath Jewitt. We will also learn a song about Old Macdonald’s house. Craft will be a painting with nuts and bolts.
Pre-registration is required

July 24th and 25th: Tool Time With Home Depot

Today, we will have hands on learning with hammers, screwdrivers, tape measures and more. An associate from Home Depot will be at storytime today. They are bringing sail boat kits for you to build. We will read the book Workshop by Andrew Clements.
Pre-registration is required

Download the VPL Terrific Tots Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Pre-School Pals

For 4-5 year olds.

Wednesdays at 10:00am & 11:30am
Pre-registration is required.

June 14: Build A Better World

Theme: Community Walk to Fire Dept. and Post Office Special Guest: Fireman Mark Icard
Books: Out and About at the Post Office by Kitty Shea
Snack: Ice Cream and Drink
Activity: Tour Fire Dept. and Post Office
Pre-registration is Required

June 21: Construction Junction

Theme: Building
Song: “Build it High, Build it Low”
Books: Mystery on the Lego Express by Trey King Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Rinker
Flannel Story: On My Way to the Park
Craft: Build your own creation
Pre-registration is Required

June 28: Gear Up, Dig Down

Theme: Big Diggers
Song: “I’m a Great Big Digger”
Books: Build Dogs, Build A Tall Tail by James Horvath and The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler
Flannel Story: Dump Truck
Activity: Construction Sensory Bins
Craft: Build a Yummy Dump Truck Snack
Pre-registration is Required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 12: Build A Better Future

Theme: Money and Banks
Special Guest: Local Gov. Federal Credit Union
Books: Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees By Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Flannel-Story– Down Around the Corner
Craft: Make a Bank!
Pre-registration is Required

July 19: Nuts and Bolts Of A Family

Theme: Working Together as a Family
Books: Let’s Build by Sue Fliessand Family Get Together by Berenstain
Flannel-Story: Let’s Build A House
Activity: Nuts and bolts painting
Pre-registration is Required

July 26: Tool Time w/ Home Depot

Theme: Hammers and Screw Drivers
Special Guest: Home Depot Associate
Book: Froggy Builds a Tree House by Jonathan London
Activity: Build a Bird House with Home Depot!
Pre-registration is Required

Download the Preschool Pals Summer Reading Program Flyer!


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STEM Makerspace

Open to kids in K-5th grades.

Fridays at 3:00pm
Pre-registration is NOT required.

June 16: Building Square Sculptures

June 23: Yarn-tastic Initials

June 30: Tinker Away Day

July 7: No Meeting this week.

July 14: Craft Stick Engineering

July 21: Blast off Rocket Building

July 28: Magic Nuudle Building

Download the STEM Makerspace Summer Reading Program Flyer!



kids building

Library Explorers

For K-2nd grade level.

Tuesdays at 3:00pm & Thursdays at 3:00pm
Pre-registration is required.

June 13 and 15: BIG BUILDING with Trash!

Are you going to throw that away? Come on in today and see what amazing things we can create with the recyclables that you would normally just toss out. Bring you’re imaginations and lets get building!
Pre-registration is required

June 20 and 22: STEM Micro Building

These creations may be small but they are some of the coolest! Today we’re using Legos and clay to make micro size buildings then we will make a craft that combines technology and art to make a beautiful picture.
Pre-registration is required

June 27 and 29: Building A Healthier YOU!

Did you know that what you put into you’re body is just as important as what activities you do with it? Today we will be going to the Valdese Community Garden for a fun and messy lesson on BIG GARDENING! Then we’re heading back to the library and making delicious veggie pizzas!
Pre-registration is required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 11 and 13: Build A Better Future!

Today we welcome April Hatley with the Local Governmet Federal Credit Union. We will take a fun journey into the world of money and banks, all while learning why its important to save for the future! Let’s make a cool bank to hold all your treasure!
Pre-registration is required

July 18 and 22: Racing Ramps and Bridges!

Building can take you to new heights AND make you go even faster...if your driving! Today we will use different materials to build bridges and ramps. Then we’re off to the races, using toy cars you will race you’re friends to see who is the fastest library speedster!
Pre-registration is required

July 25 and 27: Home Depot at the Library

Let’s welcome a Home Depot associate that will talk to us about safe building and even bring us a bird house to build! Then to end our day we will have the Great Nuts and Bolts Challenge to see who is the fastest at putting the hardware together! The winner will receive the GOLDEN SCREWDRIVER Award!
Pre-registration is required

Download the Library ExplorersSummer Reading Program Flyer!



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Cool Kids

For 3rd-5th grade level.

Tuesdays at 3:00pm & Thursdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

June 13th and 15th: Sugar Cube Building

Sweet structure building today! Have you ever built with sugar cubes? Will you build a castle, a fort, an igloo, a tower?
Pre-registration is required

June 20th and 22nd: Bocce

Have you ever played Bocce? It is one of the most widely played games in the world. The Valdese Bocce Club is going to teach us how to play!
Pre-registration is required

June 27th and 29th: Cardboard challenge

You are invited to build something awesome using cardboard, recycled material, and imagination. Build anything you want out of the materials provided. Bring your creative skills and your resourcefulness!
Pre-registration is required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 11th and 13th: Seed bombs

Seed bombs are little balls of flower seeds which can be tossed any where there is soil. Seed bombs are a simple way to add smiles to the face of the planet. Make some seed bombs and help make the world a little happier.
Pre-registration is required

July 18th and 20th: Bird nest

You are not a bird, but you can still build a bird nest! Create a beautiful bird nest out of recycled paper. Use it to hold some of your most delicate treasures.
Pre-registration is required

July 25th and 27th: Button tree

Trees are very important to our earth. Trees produce oxygen, clean the air, provide food, give us shade, and provide shelter for wildlife. Create a button tree to remind you how we can build a better world by saving our trees.
Pre-registration is required

Download the Cool Kids Club Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie and popcorn every Wednesday at 2:00pm.
These movies are open to families with children of all ages. No large groups please.




Wednesday, June 14th at 2pm

Moana

Movie Poster for Moana
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.



Monday, June 21st at 2pm

Ice Age Collision Course

Movie Poster for Ice Age Collision Course
2016 | PG | 94 mins

Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.



Wednesday, June 28th at 2pm

SING

Movie Poster for SING
2016 | PG | 108 minutes

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.



No Movie Wednesday, July 5th



Monday, July 12th at 2pm

The BFG

Movie Poster for The BFG
2016 | PG | 117 mins

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.



Wednesday, July 19th at 2pm

Kung Fu Panda 3

Movie Poster for Kung Fu Panda 3
2016 | PG | 95 minutes

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.



Wednesday, July 26th at 2pm

Monster Trucks

Movie Poster for Monster Trucks
2016 | PG | 104 minutes

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Contact the library at 874-2421 for registration details.

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Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2017

Family Storytime |Terrific Tots | Cool Kids
STEM Nights | Family Movie Matinee

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes



kids reading

Family Storytime

For all ages.

Thursdays at 11:00am
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

June 15

Today our books to share are Building A House by Byron Barton and The Three Little Pigs by Van Gool. Our craft will be creating a straw, stick, and brick house to take home.
Pre-registration is Required

June 22

Trucks, Trucks, Trucks! Today our books to share are Fire Truck by Peter Sis and Curious George and the Dump Truck by Margaret and H.A. Rey. Edible construction trucks will be our craft.
Pre-registration is Required

June 29

It’s tool time! Tools help us build. They are used for different kinds of work. Our books to share are Tool Book by Gail Gibbons and Let’s Build by Sue Fliess. Our craft will be creating your very own tool belt.
Pre-registration is Required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 13

The world of construction: Our books to share are Machines At Work by Byron Barton and Mighty Dads by James Dean. We are making a construction worker for our craft today.
Pre-registration is Required

July 20

Our books to share today are I’m a Bulldozer by Dennis R. Shealy and Road Builders by B.G. Hennessy. We are playing a game of traffic cone bowling and singing a really silly song. We are making a cute construction vest for our take home craft.
Pre-registration is Required

July 27

Build It! Today we are building and creating with a variety of materials. Use your imagination and creativity! We will end our summer programming with a really cool snack.
Pre-registration is Required

Download the Family Storytime Summer Reading Program Flyer!




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Terrific Tots

For 2-5 year olds.

Tuesdays at 10:00am
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

June 13

Today our books to share are Building A House by Byron Barton and The Three Little Pigs by Van Gool. Our craft will be creating a straw, stick, and brick house to take home.
Pre-registration is Required

June 20

Trucks, Trucks, Trucks! Today our books to share are Fire Truck by Peter Sis and Curious George and the Dump Truck by Margaret and H.A. Rey. Edible construction trucks will be our craft.
Pre-registration is Required

June 27

It’s tool time! Tools help us build. They are used for different kinds of work. Our books to share are Tool Book by Gail Gibbons and Let’s Build by Sue Fliess. Our craft will be creating your very own tool belt.
Pre-registration is Required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 11

The world of construction: Our books to share are Machines At Work by Byron Barton and Mighty Dads by James Dean. We are making a construction worker for our craft today.
Pre-registration is Required

July 18

Our books to share today are I’m a Bulldozer by Dennis R. Shealy and Road Builders by B.G. Hennessy. We are playing a game of traffic cone bowling and singing a really silly song. We are making a cute construction vest for our take home craft.
Pre-registration is Required

July 25

Build It! Today we are building and creating with a variety of materials. Use your imagination and creativity! We will end our summer programming with a really cool snack.
Pre-registration is Required

Download the Terrific Tots Summer Reading Program Flyer!


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Cool Kids

For K-5th grade level.

Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

June 14th
Build!

Today will have a creative makerspace with a variety of materials. Some of our objectives are building a bridge and a tower. Projects will be displayed, if desired.
Pre-registration is Required

June 21
Discover!

Today we will discover the joy of painting. Use your creativity and leave with an awesome canvas!
Pre-registration is Required

June 28
Live!

Today everyone needs to bring a clean white t shirt. We will be exploring the art of tye-dye!
Pre-registration is Required

No Programming the Week of July 3-7

July 12
Sense!

Today we will use our five senses as we complete a variety of science activities. Does it taste like it smells? Does it look the way it feels?
Pre-registration is Required

July 19
Resource Warehouse

Cool Kids will be meeting today at Resource Warehouse in Hickory at 1:00. Please note this is a different program time! You will be artsy and crafty with recycled materials. Let’s build a better world.
Pre-registration is Required

July 26
Transform!

Today we will explore 90 second inventions. We will be using fruit and vegetables to create more than just snacks!
Pre-registration is Required

Download the Cool Kids Summer Reading Program Flyer!




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STEM Nights

For all ages.



Monday, June 19th at 6pm

Home Depot Presents
Building Bird Houses Workshop

Pre-registration is required. Limit of 20 participants. All materials are provided.

Download the CBH Home Depot Birdhouses Night Flyer!



Monday, June 26th at 4-5:30pm

Stem Maker Space

Come in and enjoy working with a variety of building materials to express your creativity. Materials will be available from 4-5:30 pm.

Download the CBH Maker Space Flyer!




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Family Movie Nights at CBH

Registration not required.



Monday, June 12th at 6pm

The Lego Movie

Movie Poster for The Lego Movie
2014 | PG | 100 mins

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Download the CBH Lego Movie Flyer!



Monday, July 17th at 6pm

The Lego Batman Movie

Movie Poster for The Lego Batman Movie
2017 | PG | 104 mins

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Download the CBH Lego Batman Movie Flyer!

Contact the library at 397-3600 for registration details.

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Summer Reading Program 2016 On Your Mark Get Set Read June 11-July 30

Guidelines | Family Programs | Storytimes | Community Service

 Guidelines for Participation

Youth ages birth-5th grade may participate.

Registration begins Monday, May 15.

Record all minutes read/listened to on provided reading record.

Bring reading record to the library each week.

Children may place their name in the prize drawing one time per week that they read.

No programming/incentives July 3 - July 8.

Children missing two storytimes will be dropped from storytime.

All programs are free and open to the public. No pre-registration unless noted.


 Weekly Storytimes

*Pre-registration is required for all storytimes*

For details on storytimes, see that Library's Storytime Tab

Morganton Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Terrific Tots
2-3 year olds
Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Preschool Pals
4-5 year olds
Thursdays at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Cool Kids Club
K-2nd grade level
Mondays at 2:00pm and Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Library Explorers
3rd-5th grade level
Thursdays at 4:00 pm

STEM Makerspace
All Ages
Fridays at 3:00 pm

Playgroup
Birth-3 year olds
Wednesdays at 11:00 am (no pre-registration required)

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Wednesdays at 2pm (see Family Movies tab for details)


Valdese Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 10:00am

Terrific Tots
2-3 year olds
Mondays at 10:00 am and Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Pals
4-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 11:30 am

Library Explorers
K-2nd grade level
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm and Thursdays at 3:00 pm

Cool Kids
3rd-5th grade level
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm and Thursdays at 10:00am

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Wednesdays at 2pm (see Family Movies tab for details)


C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Family Storytime
For All Ages
Thursdays at 11:00 am

Terrific Tots
2-5 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Cool Kids
K-5th grade level
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm


 Community Service

Dog and Cat Clip Art
Build a Better World for Animals!

Help local animal rescue organizations. Bring in donations and receive an extra prize slip! Stay tuned for details.

 Family Programs

For details on programs, see the "SRP 2016" tab


Lego Makerspace

Making, learning, and exploring with Legos!
Legos provided for in-library play. Everyone Loves Legos! No registration required.

Saturday, June 10
10am-Noon at VPL
10am-Noon at CBH
2-4pm at MPL


Community Day

Refreshments, stories, activities, and playtime. For All Ages. No registration required.

Saturday, June 17
10:00 am - Noon
at New Day Christian Church Pavilion
(1023 E Union Street, Morganton)


Outdoor Movie Night
Star Wars: Rogue one

On the front lawn. Popcorn and drinks provided. Outside food allowed. Bring lawn chair or blanket, no seating provided. All Ages. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 20
8:30pm (sunset) at MPL


Joara Foundation

The Exploring Joara Foundation, Inc., engages the public in archaeology in the Carolinas, and emphasizes the discovery of the Native American town of Joara and Fort San Juan, the first inland European settlement in the United States. No registration required.

Cookie Excavation

Thursday, June 22
6:00 pm at VPL

Monday, July 24
6:00 pm at CBH


Katie Kath
Children's Book Illustrator

Storytime reading and a Draw-Along with North Carolina illustrator Katie Kath! No registration required.

Saturday, June 24
10am at CBH
1pm at VPL
3pm at MPL


Birds of Prey

Wild for Life is a non-profit organization from Asheville, NC, specializing in the rehabilitation of native wildlife. They provide exceptional and compassionate care for animals in need of help with the goal to release these animals back to their native wild habitat. Come see the amazing birds they will bring! No registration required.

Saturday, July 15
10am at CBH
1pm at VPL
3pm at MPL


Outdoor Movie Night
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

On the front lawn. Popcorn and drinks provided. Outside food allowed. Bring lawn chair or blanket, no seating provided. All Ages. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 18
8:30pm (sunset) at MPL


Touch a Truck

Get an up-close, hands-on opportunity to climb into the cabs, honk the horns, examine the equipment, flash the lights, and talk to the men and women who work in and with the vehicles about how they use their unique vehicles to do their jobs! No registration required.

Saturday, July 29
9am-Noon at Rural King Parking Lot
1227 Burkemont Ave, Morganton

Sensory Sensitive Safe Time from 9am-10am




Family movies shown throughout the summer. Check out the Family Movies Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.



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MPL - Morganton Public Library
CBH - C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

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Family Movie Matinee

Mary Poppins Movie Poster

Wednesday, August 9 - 2pm at VPL


August Outdoor Movie

Lego Batman Movie Poster

Tuesday, August 22 - 8:30pm at MPL

Join us on the front lawn of MPL at sunset (8:30pm) for a showing of the Lego Batman Movie! Open to all ages, free popcorn and drink provided. Bring your own chairs/blankets.


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Action Animals Presents

Animal Safari

Lynx and handler

Wednesday, August 16
CBH 10am | VPL 2pm | MPL 6pm


Solar Eclipse Monday

NASA Eclipse Image

Monday, August 21 - 3pm at VPL

Come to VPL for information on the eclipse, a chance to view it, and eclipse cookie decorating! No registration required, limited number of viewing glasses available.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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

Clean Out the Craft Closet

Craft Clip Art

Help us clean out our summer craft closet!

Wednesday, August 2 - 2pm at VPL


Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Kindergarten Building

A special storytime for children entering Kindergarten.

Tuesday, August 15: MPL 2:00pm

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Call 764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.
Download the Flyer.


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

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