Children's Programs and Events

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    2019

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    Movie

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Lona
    Bartlett

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

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    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • SRP
    Details

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A Universe of Stories June 10 - July 29

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

Start tracking minutes read on June 10.

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

Lona Bartlett:Many Moons Ago

From folktales to fairytales and from infinity to beyond, stories are more than words. Her presentation will engage listeners of all ages. No registration required.

Monday, July 15

6:00pm at CBH


Moana Movie Poster

Float-In Movie
Moana

The Valdese Recreation Department and the Burke County Public Library present a Summer Float-In under the stars. Free movie and refreshments; public swim admission cost applies. Participants may bring their own single-person float for an additional $1 charge. Rated PG/153 mins. Program is open to all ages; Parental discretion is advised according to rating! No registration required.

Wednesday, July 17
8:30pm (sunset) at the Valdese Recreation Department Pool


Intergalactic Foam Party

Paint yourself and the lawn the colors of the galaxy with foam-tastic fun! No registration required.

Monday, July 22
4:00pm at CBH


GreenBean Players Logo

Jack and the Spaceship Beanstalk

Presented by the Green Bean Players. FEE, FIE, FOE, FING, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A YOUNG EARTHLING!! When Jack reluctantly exchanges his pet goat, Luna, for a bag of stardust, he has no idea the adventure that awaits. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 24
6:00pm at MPL in the Mr. Kistler wing


Universal Yoga

For all Ages. No Registration Required

Wednesday, July 17 - 3:30pm at CBH

Wednesday, July 24 - 3:30pm at CBH


Waterplay

Wear your bathing suit, bring sunscreen and a towel. Refreshments will be provided. For ages birth-5 years. No registration required.

Thursday, July 11 - 11:00am at CBH

Thursday, July 25 - 11:00am at CBH


Supernova Saturdays

An all ages STEM Makerspace. No registration required.

Saturday, July 13 - 3:00pm at MPL

Saturday, July 20 - 3:00pm at MPL

Saturday, July 27 - 3:00pm at MPL


Makerspace Fridays

Create, Experiment, and Explore Where Anything is Possible. No registration is required.

Fridays - 10:00am at CBH


Family Movie Matinee

Come watch a movie with us! Snacks and drinks will be provided! 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!

Fridays - 2:30pm at MPL

See the Morganton Storytime tab for weekly movies and details.


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.

Wednesdays - 11:00am at MPL

Space Camp

Movie Night at Old Rock School

Space Camp

No registration required. For All Ages

Tuesday, July 16

6:00pm at Old Rock School in Valdese


The Grinch Movie Poster

Outdoor Movie:
The Grinch

For All Ages. No registration required. Bring your own blanket or chair.

Saturday, July 20
8:30pm (sunset) at Rutherford College Town Park


Wild for Life
Mysterious Birds of Prey

No registration required.

Tuesday, July 23
3:00pm at Old Rock School in Valdese


Skate Party and Prize Night

Join us for a final night as we blast off out of summer for a night of skating and prizes at the Pavilion Skating Rink. Free skate rental. Concessions not included. FREE skating, Most minutes read prizes, and Grand prize drawings! No registration required.

Monday, July 29
5:30-7:30pm at Pavillion Skating Rink in Morganton


Lego Clubs


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Monday, July 1 - 5:30pm at CBH

Saturday, July 20 - 10:00am at MPL


Lego Club

No registration required.

Saturday, July 20 - 11:00am at CBH


Family Storytime

Ages: 2-12. This family storytime will include stories, activities and crafts.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, July 22: Our Universe
6:30pm at MPL


Playdough Club

Playdough is great for using and advancing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and imagination! No registration required. For children ages 5 and younger.

Saturday, July 27 - 10:00am at MPL


Kids Cooking Club

For 3rd-5th graders. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Monday, July 1 - 3:30pm at CBH

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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A Universe of Stories June 10 - July 29

Morganton Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2019

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

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Babies sharing books

Baby Bookworms

Join us for a first time library experience for babies (ages 1-2) and their caregivers. This summer we will explore music through rhymes, movement, and play. Each week we will focus on a special song with a related story and craft.

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

Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!



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Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2 years old.

Tuesdays at 10:30am
Pre-registration is required.

Terrific Tots Flyer
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



two astronauts and their books

Preschool Pals

Created for children ages 3, 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 10:30am
Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Pals Flyer
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!



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Library Explorers

This club is designed for children in grades K-2. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned for each meeting.

Mondays at 2pm or Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

Library Explorers Flyer
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Supernova Saturdays

An all ages STEM Makerspace. No registration required.

Saturday, June 15 - 3:00pm at MPL

Saturday, June 22 - 3:00pm at MPL

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm at MPL

Saturday, July 13 - 3:00pm at MPL

Saturday, July 20 - 3:00pm at MPL

Saturday, July 27 - 3:00pm at MPL


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.

Wednesdays - 11:00am at MPL


Lego Clubs


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Saturday, June 15 - 10:00am at MPL

Saturday, July 20 - 10:00am at MPL


Playdough Club

Playdough is great for using and advancing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and imagination! No registration required. For children ages 5 and younger.

Saturday, June 22 - 10:00am at MPL

Saturday, July 27 - 10:00am at MPL



Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie every Friday at 2:30pm.
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!


MPL Movie Flyer
Click to download the Summer Movies Flyer!



Astronaut standing

Cool Kids Club

For students in grades 3rd-5th.

Thursdays at 4:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

Cool Kids Camp Flyer
Click to download the Cool Kids Camp Flyer!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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A Universe of Stories June 10 - July 29

Valdese Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2019

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

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Babies sharing books

Baby Bookworms

For 1 year olds.

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

The Valdese Public Library is under construction! Due to our exciting renovations to the Library, dates and locations for storytimes may vary. Please pay attention to the storytime fliers and any updates from library staff. Feel free to call the library if you have questions (828-874-2421)

Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!




small child playing blocks

Terrific Tots

For 2 year olds.

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

The Valdese Public Library is under construction! Due to our exciting renovations to the Library, dates and locations for storytimes may vary. Please pay attention to the storytime fliers and any updates from library staff. Feel free to call the library if you have questions (828-874-2421)

Terrific Tots Flyer
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



two astronauts and their books

Preschool Pals

For 3-5 year olds.

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

The Valdese Public Library is under construction! Due to our exciting renovations to the Library, dates and locations for storytimes may vary. Please pay attention to the storytime fliers and any updates from library staff. Feel free to call the library if you have questions (828-874-2421)

Preschool Pals Flyer
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!



astronaut floating

Library Explorers

For K-2nd grade level.

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

The Valdese Public Library is under construction! Due to our exciting renovations to the Library, dates and locations for storytimes may vary. Please pay attention to the storytime fliers and any updates from library staff. Feel free to call the library if you have questions (828-874-2421)

Library Explorers Flyer
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!



Astronaut standing

Cool Kids Club

For students in grades 3rd-5th.

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

The Valdese Public Library is under construction! Due to our exciting renovations to the Library, dates and locations for storytimes may vary. Please pay attention to the storytime fliers and any updates from library staff. Feel free to call the library if you have questions (828-874-2421)

Cool Kids Club Flyer
Click to download the Cool Kids Club Flyer!


Contact the library at 874-2421 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
CLSP 2019 Images are Copyrighted

A Universe of Stories June 10 - July 29

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2019

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

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Babies sharing books

Baby Bookworms

For 1 year olds.

Thursdays at 10:30am
Pre-registration is required.

Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!




small child playing blocks

Terrific Tots

For 2 year olds.

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

Terrific Tots Flyer
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



two astronauts and their books

Preschool Pals

For 3-5 year olds.

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

Preschool Pals Flyer
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Universal Yoga

For all Ages. No Registration Required

Wednesday, June 12 - 3:30pm at CBH

Wednesday, June 19 - 3:30pm at CBH

Wednesday, June 26 - 3:30pm at CBH

Wednesday, July 17 - 3:30pm at CBH

Wednesday, July 24 - 3:30pm at CBH


Makerspace Fridays

Create, Experiment, and Explore Where Anything is Possible. No registration is required.

Fridays - 10:00am at CBH


Waterplay

Wear your bathing suit, bring sunscreen and a towel. Refreshments will be provided. For ages birth-5 years. No registration required.

Thursday, June 13 - 11:00am at CBH

Thursday, June 27 - 11:00am at CBH

Thursday, July 11 - 11:00am at CBH

Thursday, July 25 - 11:00am at CBH


Lego Clubs


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Monday, June 17 - 5:30pm at CBH

Monday, July 1 - 5:30pm at CBH


Lego Club

No registration required.

Saturday, June 22 - 11:00am at CBH

Saturday, July 20 - 11:00am at CBH


Kids Cooking Club

For 3rd-5th graders. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Monday, June 10 - 3:30pm at CBH

Monday, July 1 - 3:30pm at CBH



astronaut floating

Library Explorers

For K-2nd grade level.

Thursdays at 3:30pm
Pre-registration is required.

Library Explorers Flyer
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!



Astronaut standing

Cool Kids Club

For students in grades 3rd-5th.

Tuesdays at 3:30pm
Pre-registration is required.

Cool Kids Camp Flyer
Click to download the Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Contact the library at 764-9283 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
CLSP 2019 Images are Copyrighted

A Universe of Stories June 10 - July 29

Guidelines | Family Programs | Storytimes

 Guidelines for Participation

Youth ages birth-5th grade may participate.

Registration begins Monday, May 13.

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

Bring reading record to the library each week and choose a prize from the treasure chest.

No programming/incentives July 1 - July 6.

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 10:30am

Terrific Tots
2 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:30am

Preschool Pals
3-5 year olds
Thursdays at 10:30am

Library Explorers
K-2nd grade level
Mondays at 2:00pm and Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Cool Kids Club
3-5th grade level
Thursdays at 4:00pm

Playgroup
Birth-3 year olds
Wednesdays at 11:00am

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Fridays at 2:30pm

Supernova Saturdays
Stem Makerspace for all ages
Saturdays at 3:00pm


Valdese Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 10:00am

Terrific Tots
2 year olds
Mondays at 10:00am

Preschool Pals
3-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00am

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

Cool Kids Club
3rd-5th grade level
Tuesdays at 3:00pm


C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 10:30am

Terrific Tots
2 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00am

Preschool Pals
3-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00am

Library Explorers
K-2nd grade level
Thursdays at 3:30pm

Cool Kids Club
3rd-5th grade level
Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Family Yoga
All Ages
Wednesdays at 3:30pm

Water Play with Ms. Sandy
All Ages
June 13th and 27th, July 11th and 25th at 11am

STEM Makerspace Lab
For All Ages
Fridays at 10:00am

 Family Programs

For details on programs, see the "SRP 2019" tab


Cooking Club

For 3rd-5th graders. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Monday, June 10
3:30pm at CBH


SRP Kickoff 2019

Concert with Rick Cline and Pandemic, Foam Party, and Concessions available for purchase from Egg Rollin' Food Truck. For All Ages No registration required.

Monday, June 10
5:30-7:30pm at MPL


Roper Mountain Star Lab

Starlab Portable Planetarium brings the night sky inside for an "up close" look at our star system. Come see the stars! No registration required.

Tuesday, June 11
5:30, 6:15, and 7:00pm sessions at Valdese Elementary


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Saturday, June 15
10:00am at MPL


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Monday, June 17
5:30pm at CBH


Family Storytime

No registration required.

Monday, June 17
6:30pm at MPL


Deep Space Photographer

(3rd-5th Grades) Pre-Registration Required.

Tuesday, June 18
3:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Valdese


Astronaut Training

$2 per child

Wednesday, June 19
1:00-3:00pm at Tumblemania in Morganton


Lego Club

No registration required.

Saturday, June 22
11:00am at CBH


Playdough Club

No registration required.

Saturday, June 22
10:00am at MPL


Family Night at Catawba Science Center

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. Astronauts will take you from Earth into space Ö. and beyond. Pre-registration required.

Monday, June 24
6:30pm at Catawba Science Center in Hickory


ScienceTellers

Donít miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world! No registration required.

Tuesday, June 23
6:00pm at Old Rock School in Valdese


Deep Space Photographer

(K-2nd Grades). Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, June 23
3:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Valdese


Cooking Club

For 3rd-5th graders. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Monday, July 1
3:30pm at CBH


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Monday, July 1
5:30pm at CBH


The Great Space Race

Pre-registration required.

Monday, July 8
4:00pm at CBH


Sharon Clarke

Stories and Songs

No registration required.

Wednesday, July 10

3:30pm at CBH


Roper Mountain Star Lab

Starlab Portable Planetarium brings the night sky inside for an "up close" look at our star system. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 10

2:00, 2:45, and 3:30pm at MPL


Lona Bartlett:
Many Moons Ago

From folktales to fairytales and from infinity to beyond, stories are more than words. Her presentation will engage listeners of all ages.

Monday, July 15

6:00pm at CBH


Movie Night at Old Rock School

Space Camp

No registration required. For All Ages

Tuesday, July 16

6:00pm at Old Rock School in Valdese


Float-In Movie
Moana

Public Swim Admission applies. Water and refreshments provided. All Ages. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 17
8:30pm (sunset) at the Valdese Recreation Department Pool


Outdoor Movie:
The Grinch

For All Ages. No registration required. Bring your own blanket or chair.

Saturday, July 20
8:30pm (sunset) at Rutherford College Town Park


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Saturday, July 20
10:00am at MPL


Lego Club

No registration required.

Saturday, July 20
11:00am at CBH


Intergalactic Foam Party

Paint yourself and the lawn the colors of the galaxy with foam-tastic fun! No registration required.

Monday, July 22
4:00pm at CBH


Family Storytime

No registration required.

Monday, July 22
6:30pm at MPL


Wild for Life
Mysterious Birds of Prey

No registration required.

Tuesday, July 23
3:00pm at Old Rock School in Valdese


Jack and the Spaceship Beanstalk

Presented by the Green Bean Players. FEE, FIE, FOE, FING, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A YOUNG EARTHLING!! When Jack reluctantly exchanges his pet goat, Luna, for a bag of stardust, he has no idea the adventure that awaits. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 24
6:00pm at MPL


Playdough Club

No registration required.

Saturday, July 27
10:00am at MPL


Skate Party and Prize Night

Join us for a final night as we blast off out of summer for a night of skating and prizes at the Pavilion Skating Rink. Free skate rental. Concessions not included. FREE skating, Most minutes read prizes, and Grand prize drawings! No registration required.

Monday, July 29
5:30-7:30pm at Pavillion Skating Rink in Morganton




Family movies shown each Friday at MPL throughout the summer. Check out the Morganton Storytimes Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.



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