Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Bumble
    Tree

  • Merry Crafty
    Christmas

  • Jingle
    Mingle

  • Los Mayas
    de Morganton

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

Project Bumble Tree

This holiday season the Burke County Public Library is partnering with the community for Project Bumble Tree, to benefit the residents of health and rehabilitation centers across Burke County.

Bumbles, bags, and suggestion lists will be available at all libraries beginning November 18. Drop off by December 14. Help us meet our goal of 200 Bumbles! See Bumble Tree Bag for more details.


Sharon Clarke

Music and Stories with Sharon Clarke

Wednesday, December 11 - 10:45am at CBH

For all Ages. No registration Required.


TOSS Student Exhibit

Saturday, December 14, 2019
2-4pm at MPL

Pre-registration is required. Art, Workshop, Appetizers.


Nightmare Before Christmas

A MPL Cool Kids Program

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
6pm at MPL

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


Kids Cooking Club

Wednesday, December 11
3:30pm at CBH
OR
Wednesday, December 18
3:30pm at CBH

Pre-registration is required.


Playdough Club

Saturday, December 28, 2019
10am at MPL

Playdough is great for using and advancing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and imagination! We meet every 4th Saturday from 10am-11am in the Morganton Public Library meeting room. For children ages 5 and younger. No pre-registration is required to attend.



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Merry Crafty Christmas

Take the stress out of giving this holiday season and surprise your loved ones with handmade gifts from the heart. Materials for your handmade gifts will be provided. This workshop is FREE and open to all ages. No registration required.

Monday, December 9
6pm at VPL


All Aboard!

Ridgeline Trolley Ride to J. Iverson Riddle Center Christmas Lights

Monday, December 9
Leave from MPL

Pre-Registration Required. Space is Limite.d Multiple Trips, beginning at 5pm. All Ages Welcome


Giant Christmas Weaving Party

Saturday, December 14
3pm at VPL
For K-5th graders


A Grinchy Storytime

Tuesday, December 10
4pm at Adventure Bound Books in Morganton
crafts, storytime, and meet the Grinch!


Family New Year's Celebration

Wednesday, December 31
4pm at MPL
Pre-registration is required.


Playgroups


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 meet Thursday mornings at 11am at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library.
No Pre-Registration is required.

December Meetings:
December 5, December 12, December 19


Girl Scout Storytime

Thursday, December 5
4:30pm at MPL


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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.

The C.B. Hildebrand Public Library and the East Burke Senior Center present:

Jingle Mingle

Pictures with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Candy Land, Craft Stations, hot cocoa, and more! This event is FREE and open to all ages. No registration required.

Monday, December 16
5:30-7:30pm at CBH


Movie Matinee

Toy Story 4 Poster

Sat., December 21
2:30pm at MPL

Movie is 1 hour and 40 minutes long, rated G. No registration required. Drink and snack provided


Los Mayas de Morganton Clubs Inclusive Public Art Workshop Series

A series of painting workshops exploring Guatemalan culture through literature. Free and open to grades K-5. Registration Required (call MPL at 764-9274).

Thursday, December 12
4-5pm at TOSS

510 E Fleming Dr, Morganton


Lego and Duplo Clubs

Welcome Lego and Duplo maniacs! Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our LEGO Clubs and DUPLO Clubs. LEGOS/DUPLOS 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 Lego Club

For All Ages.
Pre-registration required.

Thursday, December 5:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL


MPL Lego and Skill Toys Makerspace

For all ages.

Wednesday, December 11
6:00-7:30pm at MPL


CBH Lego Club

For ages 6 and up.
Pre-registration required.

Saturday, December 14
11am at CBH


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.
Pre-registration required.

Monday, December 2
5:30pm at CBH


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.

Saturday, December 21
10am at MPL


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2019-2020

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2019-2020

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 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!

Playdough Club

Saturday, December 28, 2019
10am at MPL

Playdough is great for using and advancing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and imagination! We meet every 4th Saturday from 10am-11am in the Morganton Public Library meeting room. For children ages 5 and younger. No pre-registration is required to attend.



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


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

Playgroups

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.



Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2 year-olds. 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.


December Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.



Preschool Pals

A storytime for children 3-5 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.


December Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for December
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Lego and Duplo Clubs

Welcome Lego and Duplo maniacs! Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our LEGO Clubs and DUPLO Clubs. LEGOS/DUPLOS 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.


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.

Saturday, December 21
10am at MPL


MPL Lego and Skill Toys Makerspace

For all ages.

Wednesday, December 11
6:00-7:30pm at MPL


Girl Scout Storytime

Thursday, December 5
4:30pm at MPL


Los Mayas de Morganton Clubs Inclusive Public Art Workshop Series

A series of painting workshops exploring Guatemalan culture through literature. Free and open to grades K-5. Registration Required (call MPL at 764-9274).

Thursday, December 12
4-5pm at TOSS

510 E Fleming Dr, Morganton

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.


December Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for December
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.


December Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

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

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


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)


December Flyer

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




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)


December Flyer

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



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)


December Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for December
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!


Lego and Duplo Clubs

Welcome Lego and Duplo maniacs! Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our LEGO Clubs and DUPLO Clubs. LEGOS and other building materials will be provided for you to create with.
Pre-registration is required.


VPL Lego Club

For All Ages. Pre-registration required.

Stay Tuned for Fall Lego Club Dates!

Thursday, December 5:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Want more information? Contact the library.



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)


December Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for December
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!



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)


December Flyer

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

Contact the library at 874-2421 for registration details.

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


December Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.



Play Time with Ms. Sandy

Playgroups

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.



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2 Years Old
Tuesdays from 10:45-11:45am (please note time change due to "mobile" pre-school changes).


December Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.



Preschool Pals

For Those 3-5 Years Old
Wednesdays from 10:45-11:45am (please note time change due to "mobile" pre-school changes).


December Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for December
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Lego and Duplo Clubs

Welcome Lego and Duplo maniacs! Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our LEGO Clubs and DUPLO Clubs. LEGOS/DUPLOS 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.


CBH Lego Club

For ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, December 14
11am at CBH


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Monday, December 2
5:30pm at CBH


Kids Cooking Club

Wednesday, December 11
3:30pm at CBH
OR
Wednesday, December 18
3:30pm at CBH

Pre-registration is required.


Sharon Clarke

Music and Stories with Sharon Clarke

Wednesday, December 11 - 10:45am at CBH

For all Ages. No registration Required.

Want more information? Contact the library.



Library Explorers

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


December Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for December
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


December Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for December
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.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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