Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Take It
    Make It Craft

  • TOSS
    Grab Bag

  • Zoom for
    Tots and Pals

Chalk Doodles.

Once a week we will design a personalized chalk message for your child to see their name beside. Comment on the Chalk Doodles Facebook Post with your child's first name - and we will pick a different name each week. We Miss you!

Don't have Facebook but want to participate? Call the Kid's Room at MPL and ask for details!


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

BCPLS Storytimes at Home

Missing Storytimes at the Library? Check out our Facebook Group just for you!

Don't use Facebook, but want to be involved? Call your library and ask us about how you can access the online storytimes!

Terrific Tots and Preschool Pals Zoom Storytime

Looking for a live storytime (via Zoom) for your 2-5 year old child? Check out Ms. Claudia's new storytimes! More details on the Zoom for Tots and Pals tab.

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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.

At this time, all children's programming has been suspended until social distancing has been relaxed or discontinued. Online storytimes are underway! Please check with us here on our website, or through our Facebook page for updates.

Take It - Make It Craft

A Curbside Pick-up Craft Program at MPL

Tuesdays and Thursdays from
10am-11am and 3pm-4pm

See Make It Take It Craft Tab for details.


A Take and Make Craft Pick up for Kids.

Art bags include a Papel Picado Mexican traditional craft with all supplies needed. Bags are free, and a limited supply! Available at all Burke County Public Libraries. Call your library today to sign up for your bag!

Art Bags made by TOSS Art Studio, and purchased with grant funds from the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation.

NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2020-2021

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2020-2021

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.