Children's Programs and Events

  • Childrens
    Events

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Toss
    Art

  • MPL Fall
    Festival

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • Preschool
    Outreach

October Outdoor Movie

Movie Poster

The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, October 8th
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn
Begins at Sunset (7pm)

All ages welcome/no registration necessary.
Free movie, drink and popcorn. Bring your own chair or blanket.

THE BIG CHEESE will be here offering burgers, hot dogs and snacks from 6:00pm –7:30pm. (Cost of food is the responsibility of patron.)


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

Thursday, October 6:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, October 22:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL
Pre-registration is required.

Welcome back 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.


Family Movie

Movie Poster

Monday, October 17
5:30pm at CBH

Movie is rated PG-13 and is 116 mins long.


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2015-2016

Battle of the Books - Midle School!
Click on the image above to view the books in our catalog.

Click to download the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2015-2016

Note: All books are available through the Burke County Public Library in print, and most of them are available as eBooks through Overdrive.


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

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Kids' Online Tools

What's Cooler Than Being Cool? Having Your Own Library Card. Get Yours Today!

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

Any child that becomes a new library patron during the month of September will get a special pass for play or food at a local business/restaurant! Getting a new Library card is Free!


TOSS

Art in Action Class

Friday, October 7, 2016 4pm to 4:45 pm

For K-5th Graders
Pre-Registration Required
See the TOSS tab for more details.


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

Check out theKids' Online Tools Image
Kids' Online Tools


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Internet Safety

A collection of resources to help you and your family safely work and play on the Internet.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

A collection of resources for parents seeking parenting advice, school-work help, and play ideas.

Stand Up for Your Right to Read. Read a Banned Book

Banned Books Week
September 25 - October 1

Stop by your library to take a cool Banned Books Trivia Quiz, enter for Banned Book giveaways, pick up locally designed bookmarks and watch movies based on Banned Books!


Banned Books to Movies

No registration required for these family movies

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
Sat., Sept. 24
3pm at MPL

How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms
Mon., Sept. 26
6pm at CBH

Goosebumps

Goosebumps
Sat., Oct. 1
10am at VPL


Banned Books Week
Book Discussion

Charlotte's Web

Saturday, September 24 - 2pm at MPL

A Book Discussion and Craft for 3rd-5th graders.


Fall Festival

Monday, October 24
from 6-8pm at VPL

games, prizes, snacks and crafts for kids and teens!


Fall Festival and Resource Fair

Friday, October 21
3-5pm at MPL

Local Agencies and Businesses, Train Rides, Clogging Performances, Gourmet Cotton Candy, Sparky the Firedog, and more!

Meet Children's Book Illustrator
Katie Kath!

Photo of Katie Kath and Come Over to My House

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with showings at 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 4:30pm.

For more details about the Fall Festival and Resource Fair, Katie Kath, or the Great Pumpkin Showings, see the "MPL Fall Festival" Tab.

Morganton Storytimes

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

Library Directions


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



Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 10:30am.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.


This month we'll learn all about germs, pizza, firetrucks and fire safety. We'll go trick-or-treating in the library and read silly halloween stories. Don't miss our outdoor movie (Wizard of Oz) on Saturday, October 8th, and our Fall Festival and Resource fair on Friday, October 21 from 3-5pm.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the October 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 start the month with a craft day and read stories about some very messy kids. We'll also take a trip to Lake James State Park for a special storytime. Let's finish the month with a Lego day and a Halloween craft day!Don't miss our outdoor movie (Wizard of Oz) on Saturday, October 8th, and our Fall Festival and Resource fair on Friday, October 21 from 3-5pm.

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


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.


This October, we'll have a Star Wars Storytime, go for a Storywalk at the Greenway, and have a Halloween Costume Party with storyteller Nanny P! Catawba Science Center will be here on October 18 for a Creature Feature!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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



Library Explorers

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.


Our Lego Challenge is a Musical Monsters collaboration, and our book for the month is Dragonbreath by Ursala Vernon. We'll have another Hour of Code, focusing on Real Life Algorithms, and spend a week talking about Haunted Places of North Carolina!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

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


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


Let's talk about Squirrels, Owls, and Cats. Our colors this month are Orange and Black; our opening song is "Where is Thumbkin"; our Flannel-board of the month is "5 Little Pumpkins."! Join us on October 27 for our Halloween Party. And Don't miss our Fall Festival (Monday, October 24 from 6-8pm) and Munsters Monday (October 31 all day).

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

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



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


It's October! Let's talk about Fire Prevention Week, go on a trip to the Greenway, and have a silly monster day and a halloween party! Join us on October 10 at 9:30am at Johnny Wilson Farm for a field trip! Cost is $7 per person and includes a pumpkin (1yr old and under are free). And Don't miss our Fall Festival (Monday, October 24 from 6-8pm) and Munsters Monday (October 31 all day).

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


Let's explore about fall leaves and cats. We'll even have a Halloween Party! Join us on October 19 at 9:45am at Johnny Wilson Farm for a field trip! Cost is $7 per person and includes a pumpkin (1yr old and under are free). And Don't miss our Fall Festival (Monday, October 24 from 6-8pm) and Munsters Monday (October 31 all day).

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


Library Explorers

For Those 6-8 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


October is a month of pretend! We'll pretend to be Pirates, Knights and Princesses, Egyptian Mummies, and Monsters. Don't miss our Fall Festival (Monday, October 24 from 6-8pm) and Munsters Monday (October 31 all day).

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorerss events.

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



Cool Kids Club

For Those 9-12 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


We'll talk about Autumn traditions and make cool Leaf Animals, Watch Little Vampire, Make Mummies, and celebrate Halloween. Don't miss our Fall Festival (Monday, October 24 from 6-8pm) and Munsters Monday (October 31 all day).

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

Terrific Tots Storytime

For Pre-Schoolers
Tuesdays at 10am


This month, we'll talk about owls, monsters, and Halloween!

Don't miss Sharon Clarke on October 25!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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

Cool Kids Club

For Those 6-12 Years Old
Wednesdays at 3:30pm


Nothing says fall like campfire stories, pumpkin carving, and Halloween Bingo!! We'll also watch Open Season, Scared Silly on October 12. Don't miss our family movie night on Monday, October 17 at 5:30pm - we're watching the new Ghostbusters (PG-13).

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids Events

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.