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
August 27th-October 1st
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 10:45am.
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.
October 7: Germs make me sick!
Do you feel awful when you’re sick? Come find out what you can do to help so you won’t become ill this winter. We’ll also learn what we can do to help us feel better with Mom and Dad’s help. We’ll make some nasty pretend germs that you can take home. Pre-registration is required.
October 14: Apple Hill Orchard (Both groups at 11:00 am)
Join us at the Apple Hill Orchard where we’ll learn how apples are grown, harvested and how an orchard operates. We’ll have a covered wagon ride through the orchard and visit the Cider Mill. Bring a lunch if you would like to stay and eat at the picnic shelter. Pre-registration is required.
October 21: Fire Safety
“Stop, Drop and Roll?” Fire drills? Smoke alarms? What does all this mean? Come learn about fire safety rules and what to do in case of a fire to help keep you safe. Pre-registration is required.
October 28: Happy Halloween!
Trick or Treat! Come in your costume today; we’ll be trick or treating at the library. Don’t miss out on this spooky storytime and fun Halloween crafts. Pre-registration is required.
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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.
October 2: Rain Forest
Rain forests are full of life. Come discover which animals, reptiles and birds make their home in the rain forest. We’ll read “The Rainforest Grew all Around” by Susan K. Mitchell. We’ll create a jungle habitat with snakes that slither. Pre-registration is required.
October 9: Our Five Senses
With our five senses, we enjoy our world. Join us today as we learn about hearing, smelling, tasting, seeing and touching. You will be able to choose from several different sensory crafts. Pre-registration is required.
October 16: Germs make me sick!
Cold weather will soon be upon us and that means sick bugs! Today we’ll discover what we can do that will help us so we won’t become ill or if we do, how we can take care of ourselves until we feel better. Pre-registration is required.
October 23: Fire Safety
The fire alarm blares! Do you know what to do? Come learn why having smoke alarms in your home is very important. We’ll also learn about having an outside meeting place and “Stop, Drop, and Roll” Pre-registration is required.
October 30: Happy Halloween!
Don’t miss out on this spooky storytime with bats and spiders! Today we’ll make fun Halloween crafts. Please feel free to wear your Halloween costume. We’ll be doing “Trick or Treat” at the library. Pre-registration is required.
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Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm at MPL for Homeschool Storytime!.
The next storytime is scheduled for
Wednesday, November 12
Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community! (Dates of storytime may vary due to scheduling.)
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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.
November 4, 2014
Please join us for The Croods movie. The Croods is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures and their outlook is changed forever. Trail Mix and Water will be served for snack. Movie is rated PG, and is 1 hour 38 minutes long. Pre-registration is required.
November 11, 2014
The library is closed today to observe the Veteran’s Day Holiday. Storytime will resume next Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
November 18, 2014
Today our storytime is in honor of Amelia Bedelia! Listen to Amelia Bedelia’s First Pie, Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card, and Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote all by Peggy Parish. Make a Leaf M and M Picture, Leaf Press Painting, Magical Leaf Lantern, Acorn Necklace, and Apple Print! If time allows, we will also go outside for a Fall Scavenger Hunt.Try a yummy piece of apple pie topped with ice cream for snack! Pre-registration is required.
November 25, 2014
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! It’s turkey time! Today we will read, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano, and There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Tony Johnston. Participate in the games of: Thankerchief, Turkey Relay, Thanksgiving Mix-Up, and Thankful A to Z. Make a Pilgrim Hat, Native American Headdress, Turkey on Wheels, and your own Turkey Beak disguise! Enjoy Turkeys in a Blanket, and Apple Juice for snack. Pre-registration is required.
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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.
November 6, 2014
Please join us for a Calligraphy Workshop! Elizabeth Simmonds, an artist from Black Mountain, NC will be our special guest. We will be practicing calligraphy on paper. We will use the letter parts such as dots, lines, commas, and s-curve marks to make designs. Once you have mastered your designs, you may create your own scroll letter in calligraphy! Pre-registration is required.
November 13, 2014
Today we will be meeting at the Joara site at Catawba Meadows. The Joara Catawba Meadows site is the location of a significant sixteenth century native Catawba town. We will be learning more about the history of the site, and participate in Native American activities. Please dress warm, and wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Please sign up for this program at the Youth Services Circulation Desk.
November 20, 2014
It’s time for the Thanksgiving Lego challenge! During this challenge you may wish to build structures of turkeys, pumpkins, food, pilgrims, native americans, totem poles and more! Most of these structures will be displayed in the Children’s Room, and the best structure wins a small prize! Pre-registration is required.
November 27, 2014
The library will be closed today to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. ibrary Explorers will resume next Thursday, December 4 , 2014.
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