Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Dinovember
    at MPL

  • Dinovember
    at CBH

  • Stroller
    Club

  • EcoExplore
    Ornithology

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

Prehistorically Crafty

Tuesday, November 20: 3:30pm at VPL

Crafts for grades K-5th


EcoExplore: Ornithology

Wednesday, November 28: 6pm at MPL


Have yourself a Merry Painted Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30-7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Valdese

Choice of holiday-themed wooden craft shape for Children, Teens (grades Kindergarten-12th grade) and Adults to paint.
You must pre-register and choose your craft shape at the Valdese Public Library prior to program.
All supplies, holiday music and refreshments provided.


1st Annual Jingle Mingle and Craft Sale

Monday, Dec. 10th: 5-7pm at CBH

Pictures with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Santa, Music by Chalicosy, Storytelling, Craft Stations, Movies, Hot Cocoa, and Much More!
Free Event for All Ages. Co-Sponsored by the East Burke Senior Center


Family Holiday Float-In

ELF Poster

Saturday, December 22
7pm under "the Bubble" at the Valdese Recreation Department Pool.

2003 | PG | 98 minutes
Free movie, popcorn and bottled water with purchase of public swim admission.
Participants may bring their own single-person float for an additional $1 charge.
Program is open to all ages; parental discretion advised according to rating!



Dolly Parton Imagination Library has come to Burke County! Click to enroll your child (birth through age 5) today!


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Dinosaurs Before Dark

Tuesday, November 27: 3:30pm at CBH

Join us for a fun afternoon of dinosaur crafting. Free Event For All Ages.
Pre-registration Required.
For all ages.


Dinosaurs Poster

Throwback Thursday

Thurs., Nov. 15
6pm at MPL

Season 1. Open to the Public. No registration required.

Good Dinosaur Poster

Morning Movie

Sat., Nov. 17
10am at VPL

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Land Before Time Poster

Dinos and Duplos

Sat., Nov. 17
10am at MPL

Open to the Public. No registration required. Watch a movie and play with Duplos!

Early Man Poster

Family Movie

Mon., Nov. 26
5:30pm at CBH

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Good Dinosaur Poster

Family Movie

Fri., Nov. 30
4pm at MPL

Open to the Public. No registration required.


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 Dinosaurs Lego Day

For All Ages. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, November 1:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL


CBH Dino Duplos

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Monday, November 5
5:30pm at CBH


MPL Dino Lego Makerspace

For all ages.

Wednesday, November 14
6:00-7:30pm at MPL


CBH Lego Club

For ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, November 10
11am at CBH


MPL Dinos and Duplos

For ages 1-5.

Play with Duplos and watch The Land Before Time!
Saturday, November 17
10am at MPL


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Stroller Club

Fitness, Friendship, Story, and Playtime

Fridays at 9am at Bethel Park (Morganton) beginning November 9.

For more details, see the Stroller Club Tab


Extinction Friday

Friday, November 30: 3:30m at VPL

Negative impression Dino Art and Salt-dough Fossils


Barnyard Christmas

Saturday, December 22: 2-4pm at MPL

Storytime 2:00pm
Santa and his Farm Friends (Petting Zoo) 2:00-4:00pm
FREE Hot Chocolate | No pre-registration required to attend


Motheread

Wednesday, November 28: 11am at MPL

Join us in the meeting room at the Morganton Public Library every 4th Wednesday at 11:00am for Motheread presented by the Burke Literacy Council. This FREE program is for children ages birth-5 and their caregiver. No pre-registration required to attend.


Playgroup at MPL

An open play group for children ages birth-3 years.
We meet Wednesday mornings at 11am at the Morganton Public Library.
Toys, activities, play equipment provided.
No Pre-Registration is required.


Playtime with Ms. Sandy at CBH

An open play group for children ages birth-5 years.
We will meet Thursday mornings at 11am at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library.
No Pre-Registration is required.


Playgroup at VPL

An open play group for children ages birth-3 years.
We meet Friday mornings at 10am at the Valdese Public Library.
Toys, activities, play equipment provided.
No Pre-Registration is required.


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Booklists 2018-2019

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2018-2019

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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Morganton Public Library Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Birth-3 Playgroup | 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

No Baby Bookworms on Wednesday, August 29. Join us on September 5 for our fall kick off!


Bookworms Flyer

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



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 beginning September 5.
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.



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.


November Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for November
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.


November Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for November
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.


November Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for November
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. Club times and dates vary depending on activities planned. Most months, club will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 3pm, and the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Check monthly calendar for dates, times, and activities. Registration is required.


November Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

Valdese Public Library Storytimes

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

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


November Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.



Birth-3 Playgroup

For birth-3 year olds.

Fridays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is NOT required.

Playgroup will meet every Friday in September. No registration is required. Come play with us!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


November Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.


PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


November Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for November
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


November Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for November
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


November Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for November
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 Public Library Storytimes

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

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10:30am


November Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.



Play Time with Ms. Sandy

For birth-5 year olds.

Thursdays at 11:00am
No registration is required.

Jump Rope, Sack Races, Spin N' Skip, Games, Hoola Hoops, and More! Play time will take place on the back porch or in the meeting room No registration is required.

Play Time with Ms. Sandy Flyer
Click to download the Play Time with Ms. Sandy Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Tuesdays at 10am


November Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.


Preschool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


November Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for November
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


November Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for November
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


November Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.

Contact the library at 764-9283 for registration details.

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