Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Holiday
    Events

  • 1000
    Books

  • Contests
    and Competitions

  • Pick Up
    and Go!

  • Zoom
    Storytimes

  • Book a
    Storytime

  • 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


Canvas Doodles.

Have you heard about our Canvas Doodle contest? Leave your kiddos first names on the weekly post for a chance to win a personalized message from the library staff on canvas!

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.

Entomology

Join the North Carolina Arboretum for a video EcoExplore class on insects!


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

Book a Storytime

Book a single-family, in person storytime at the Valdese Public Library! More details, and contact information on the "Book A Storytime" Tab.


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!


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 The Three Bears, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Beauty and the Beast, and Gnomes! Call the Morganton Library today (828-764-9274) to reserve your bag.


Lego Build Challenge

November Challenge: Something Yummy!

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 storytime! 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.

Tepee Decoration Craft Kit

Hey kids fifth grade and under, Our pick up craft for November is a Color your own Tepee decoration craft kit! Supplies are limited. Call CBH at 828-764-9283 and sign up today!


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

Thursdays
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.

Canvas Doodles

Have you heard about our Canvas Doodle contest? Leave your kiddos first names on the weekly post for a chance to win a personalized message from the library staff on canvas!

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!

November Challenge: Yummy!

Challenge Runs through November 16

Build something you think is yummy, submit your creation, and be entered for a chance to win a Shrink Art Kit for the whole Family!

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
							Every Thursday
							(rain or shine)
							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
						Need Fun & Educational Activities
						for your Toddler or Pre-K Child?
						Pick-up A
						A Busy Bag Can Help!
						What's inside a Busy Bag?
						-Shape, Letter, Number & Color activities in sheet protectors -Dry Erase Marker -Age appropriate book to keep -Safety Scissors -Bead and pipe cleaner counter to enhance fine motor skills -Dancing Ring craft -Cutting practice sheets
						@ The Valdese Public Library  

Download the VPL Busy Bag Flyer




  
				Crafty Me K-5th Grade Craft
				Mason Jar Magnets
				CAll the Valdese Public Library to reserve your K-5th graders Mason Jar Lid Craft Bag Today. While Supplies Last
					 

  
				C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
								November
									Tepee Decoration Craft Kit
									Our pick up craft for November is a Color your own
									Tepee decoration craft kit! Ages 12 and under.
									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 Tepee Decoration Flyer




  
				Imagine Your Story Fairy Tale Fun Bags
				S TANL EY HOROWT Z , POE T
								November's Fairytale Fun
								Bags are inspired by The
								Three Bears, Snow White
								& the Seven Dwarves,
								Beauty & the Beast, and
								Gnomes!
								Call (828) 764-9274 to
								reserve yours today!
								
								Don't forget to join our
								Facebook group
								Burke County Public
								Library Storytimes to
								follow along with
								Virtual Stories.
	
					 

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
							Preschool Pals and Terrific Tots
							Zoom Storytime
							Thursday at 10:30am
							For 2-5 year olds.
							Pre-registration is required.
							Please call 828-764-9274 to register.
							Storytime introduces preschoolers to the joy of reading.
							It focuses on early literacy skills and includes stories
							fingerplays, songs and crafts.			
										
										November
							November 5: Unicorns
							November 12: Gnomes
							November 19:
							There will be no storytime on November 26 due to the Thanksgiving
							Holiday. The Youth Services Staff wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
							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

Tots and 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 November Tots and Pals Zoom Storytimes Flyer












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

						November 5: Pom Pom Turkeys
						November 12: Native American Headbands
						November 19: Pilgrim Hats
												*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 November 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
							November 2020 Cool Kids Zoom Programming (3rd—5th Grades)
							November 3: Thanksgiving Sun Catchers
							November 10: Yarn Pumpkins
							November 17: Tee Pee Craft
							*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 November 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

Novembers Recipe:
Chicken Nugget Parmesan

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.

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!

Most Recent Experiment:
Film Canister Bomb Art

Experiment 1: SLIME
Experiment 2: Lava Lamps
Experiment 3: Will It Dissolve?
Experiment 4: Film Canister Bomb Art