Children's Programs and Events

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MPL Lego Makerspace

Saturday, November 11
2:30-4pm at MPL

Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our All Ages Family LEGO Makerspace. LEGOS and other building materials will be provided for you to create with.
No registration required. Makerspace located in the Meeting Room downstairs.


CBH Lego Club

Saturday, November 11
11am at CBH

Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our LEGO Club. LEGOS and other building materials will be provided for you to create with. For ages 6 and up.
Pre-registration required.


CBH Duplo Club

Saturday, November 18
11am at CBH

Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our Duplo Club. Duplo and other building materials will be provided for you to create with. For ages 1-5.
Pre-registration required.


Lego Club at the Valdese Public Library. AGes 6-12. Register now! Legos Provided.

Thursday, November 2:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, November 18:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL
Pre-registration is required.

Welcome Lego maniacs! We usually meet on the first Thursday and the third Saturday of the month. Pre-registration is required. Attendees must choose one of the club times to participate.


BeTween Cafe

For 3rd-8th grade students, the BeTween Cafe is where tweens can come and enjoy the YA area and free WiFi, work on homework, or just hang out with other tweens. Art projects, games, and light refreshments are provided by the library.
No pre-registration required!

Tuesday, November 21, 3:30-4:30pm at VPL - Star Wars Themed!


Looking for Accelerated Reader Point Information? How about research for a school project? Or even an online storytime video?

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Prehistoric Potters
with JOARA

Thursday, November 9 - 4pm at MPL
For grades 3-12. Pre-registration required.


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.


Literary Ornaments

Craft an ornament based on a book and show it off in the library!

Bring in your homemade ornament to any site of the Burke County Public Library between December 4th and 8th and be entered to win a gift card! For details, see the Literary Ornaments Tab.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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Thanks and Giving Craft Day

Saturday, November 11
10am at VPL

Join us for a morning full of fall crafts!


A Very Mickey Christmas

Saturday, December 2nd
2:00pm at MPL

This program is FREE but you must pre-register to attend. Please call 828-764-9274 to register. For more information, see the Mickey Christmas tab.


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.

Morganton Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | 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

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: hhildebran@bcpls.org

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



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.


This month let's talk squirrels, teddy bears, and Thanksgiving. Then we'll explore trains!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



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.


We'll explore autumn, sweet potatoes, and Thanksgiving. Then we'll kick off the Christmas season by painting some rocks for Color Burke!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Preschool Pals Flyer!



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.


We'll watch Pete's Dragon, have a "Classic" Disney storytime (a secret Disney character will be her to read you "their" story!!), and do a whole day of Thanksgiving fun! on November 28th we'll celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Berenstain Bears!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Library Explorers Flyer!



Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades 3-5, and is held on Thursdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Registration is required.


We'll watch the original Alice in Wonderland, have a Pottery exploration with JOARA, and paint our own tea cups (and have an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party of course!).

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

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

Registration is required for all storytimes, sign up today by stopping by your library!


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


Join us this month to learn about opposites! We'll even have a Dance Party with Kindermusik! Our opening song is "Where is Thumbkin".

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Let’s roll on down the alphabet with the letters F, T & G this month. We will make a long legged flamingo F, gobbling turkey T (with a turkey snack) and a munching goat G. The books, songs, craft and activity for each week will center around a different letter. Come ready to sing, dance and have an amazing time!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


Come make some great autumn crafts this month! We'll even hear some turkey tales. Then, after the break we'll start our holiday crafting!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the PreSchool Pals Flyer!


Library Explorers

For those in grades K-2
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


We'll talk about our familys and things we are thankful for, and make some great Thanksgiving crafts. Then after the break, we'll kick of Christmas!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Library Explorers Flyer!



Cool Kids Club

For Those in grades 3-5
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


We'll make paper with Me, You, and Some Glue. Then it's two weeks of Star Wars, including the Between Cafe Star Wars edition! After the break, we'll start our Christmas crafting!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

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

Registration is required for all storytimes, sign up today by stopping by your library!


Baby Bookworms

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


November: Let's talk about turkeys, Thanksgiving, and family. We'll even kick off the Christmas season with some songs!

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the November Baby Bookworms Flyer!


December: Let's talk about reindeer, and the night before Christmas! You'll have two chances to come see Santa, and Sharon Clarke is here on Monday, December 4th!

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December Baby Bookworms Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


November: We'll learn about harvest, turkeys, and Thanksgiving. Then we'll start the Christmas season with a great story about Olaf!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the November Terrific Tots Flyer!


December: We'll make reindeer food for Rudolph, have a storytime with Santa, and lots of other great stuff this month! Are you ready for Christmas?

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December Terrific Tots Flyer!



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Mondays at 11am


November:Sharon Clarke will be here on Monday, November 6th! Then we'll talk about Turkey Trouble. After Thanksgiving we'll start Christmas!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the November PreSchool Pals Flyer!


December:Sharon Clarke will be here on Monday, December 4th! Then we'll talk about reindeer! Don't miss your two chances to see Santa, the family ornament workshop, or our Duplo Club!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December Pals Flyer!


Library Explorers

For those in grades K-2
Thursdays at 3:30pm


This month we'll talk about Turkeys and Thanksgiving, and watch Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Library Explorers Flyer!



Cool Kids Club

For those in grades 3-5
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


Let's talk about Autumn Harvest and watch Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. After the break we'll begin the count down to Christmas!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.