Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • August Outdoor
    Movie: Grease

  • August
    Events at VPL

  • EcoExplore
    Kickoff

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

Christopher Robin Movie
Movie at the Marquee
Disney's Christopher Robin

Tuesday, August 7 - time TBD

Pre-register at MPL (cost is $8.50 per person, cash only) to join us at the Marquee for this new release! Tickets required for children and adults (includes ticket, box of popcorn, and a 12 oz. drink). Please sign up and pay by July 31. An adult must stay for the entirety of the movie.


Grease Movie

Outdoor Movie:
Grease

1978 | PG-13 | 110 Mins

Thursday, August 23 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Those summer nights are coming to an end, so come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Grease with an outdoor showing on the front lawn of the Morganton Public Library!

Free movie, popcorn, drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.


Family Fort Day

Saturday, August 25: 10am-12pm at VPL

Chairs provided; bring large blankets to build an amazing fort! Story-times will be held in different forts, enjoy a s'mores snack bar!
Pre-registration Required


Woodn't You Like to Paint with Us?

Tuesday, August 14: 3:30pm at VPL

Pick a shape and find your inner artist! Details added to paintings on site. K-5th Grade Only
Pre-registration Required



Dolly Parton Imagination Library has come to Burke County! Click to enroll your child (birth through age 5) today!


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Family Movie

Ferdinand Poster

Monday, August 6
5pm at CBH

Open to the Public. No registration required.


EcoExplore Kickoff

Thursday, August 9th: 3pm-5pm at MPL

Join us as we kickoff the EcoExplore program at MPL. The North Carolina Arboretum will be here with live animals and nature inspired activities. Come learn more about this new program coming to your library! There is no pre-registration required to attend.


Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: Animal Style!

Friday, August 10th: 3pm at VPL

Join the WNC Nature Center for this Pre-school Aged Program. Pre-Registration is Required.


Make and Take Family Craft

Saturday, August 18: 11am at CBH


Lego Clubs

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

Monday, August 13
5:30pm at CBH


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.

Saturday, August 18
10am at MPL


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Monday, August 20
5:30pm at CBH


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Beach Day at VPL!

Friday, August 3
Free and open to the public. Beach themed snacks! No registration required.

Shark Tale Movie

Shark Tale
Starts at 10am!

2004 | PG | 90 Mins

Teen Beach Movie Movie

Teen Beach Movie
Starts at 3pm!

2013 | NR | 110 Mins


Motheread

Join us in the meeting room at the Morganton Public Library every 4th Wednesday at 11:00am, beginning August 22nd, for Motheread presented by the Burke Literacy Council. This FREE program is for children ages birth-5 and their caregiver. No pre-registration required to attend.


Playgroup at VPL

An open play group for children ages birth-3 years.
We meet Friday mornings at 10am at the Valdese Public Library.
Toys, activities, play equipment provided.
No Pre-Registration is required.


Porch Play at CBH

An open play group for children ages birth-5 years.
We will meet Thursday mornings at 11am at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library (no meeting August 16).
Water Play (weather permitting) and fun games!.
No Pre-Registration is 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, beginning August 29th.
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.


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Booklists 2018-2019

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2018-2019

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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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!


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

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!



Birth-3 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 beginning August 29.
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.

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!



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.

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!


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.

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your 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.

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your 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.

Cool Kids Club will start in September. Stay tuned for details!

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

Valdese Public Library Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Birth-3 Playgroup | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals
Library Explorers | Cool Kids | Family Movie Matinee

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Birth-3 Playgroup

For birth-3 year olds.

Fridays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is NOT required.

Playgroup will meet every Friday in August. No registration is required. Come play with us!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.


PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Library Explorers

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

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Cool Kids Club

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

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register now for Storytimes!.

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

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Porch Play

For birth-5 year olds.

Thursdays at 11:00am
No registration is required.

Join us for Water Play and Fun Games in August! We will meet August 2, August 9, August 23, and August 30! No registration is required.



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.


Preschool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Mondays at 11am

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Library Explorers

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

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.



Cool Kids Club

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

Fall Storytimes begin the week of August 27-31. Sign up today at your library!

Want more information? Contact the library.

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.

Contact the library at 764-9283 for registration details.

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