Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Jingle
    Mingle

  • Barnyard
    Christmas

  • Bumble
    Tree

  • Playdough
    Club

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

Have yourself a Merry Painted Christmas

DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER!
Program is now
Tuesday, December 18

5:30-7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Valdese

Choice of holiday-themed wooden craft shape for Children, Teens (grades Kindergarten-12th grade) and Adults to paint.
You must pre-register and choose your craft shape at the Valdese Public Library prior to program.
All supplies, holiday music and refreshments provided.


Christmas Canvas Art for Juniors

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10am at VPL

For children in Pre-K.


Giant Christmas Weaving Board Party

Saturday, December 15, 2018
10am at VPL

For children K-5th grades.


Family Holiday Float-In

ELF Poster

Saturday, December 22
7pm under "the Bubble" at the Valdese Recreation Department Pool.

2003 | PG | 98 minutes
Free movie, popcorn and bottled water with purchase of public swim admission.
Participants may bring their own single-person float for an additional $1 charge.
Program is open to all ages; parental discretion advised according to rating!



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


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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 Grace Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center. To get involved, choose a Bumble from the tree and register at the front desk at MPL. You will be given a “Bumble Bag” to fill, decorate and return, along with a list of suggested (but not required!) items. Be sure to bring your bag back by December 15th!
See the Bumble Tree Tab for more information.


Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:30 at MPL

Story begins at 5:30 pm, followed by the movie and ornament craft.
Light refreshments provided. Open to all ages, no registration necessary.
(The film is rated PG; parental discretion advised.) Costumes are welcome!


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.

Saturday, December 1
11am at CBH


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Monday, December 3
3:30pm at CBH


VPL Lego Club

For All Ages. Pre-registration required.

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


MPL Lego Makerspace

For all ages.

Wednesday, December 12
6:00-7:30pm at MPL


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.

Saturday, December 15
10am at MPL


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1st Annual Jingle Mingle and Craft Sale

DATE CHANGE DUE TO SNOW
Monday, December 17 from 5-7pm at CBH

Pictures with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Santa, Music by Chalicosy, Storytelling, Craft Stations, Movies, Hot Cocoa, and Much More!
Free Event for All Ages. Co-Sponsored by the East Burke Senior Center


The Nutcracker
Craft and Movie Party

Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:30pm at MPL

Join us for a showing of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. ( Rated G | 1993 | 1 hr 32 mins)
We will make Nutcracker themed crafts while watching the movie.

Light refreshments will be provided. No pre-registration required.


DIY Christmas Gifts

A MPL Cool Kids Program

Saturday, December 8, 2018
3pm at MPL

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


Barnyard Christmas

Saturday, December 22: 2-4pm at MPL

Storytime 2:00pm
Santa and his Farm Friends (Petting Zoo) 2:00-4:00pm
FREE Hot Chocolate | No pre-registration required to attend


Girl Scout Storytime

Thursday, December 20, 2018
4pm at MPL


Family New Year's Celebration

Monday, December 31, 2018
6pm at MPL

Join us for a Family New Year’s Celebration.Stories with Nanny P, Crafts, bubbles, balloons and Light refreshments!
Pre-registration is required.


Motheread

Wednesday, November 28: 11am at MPL

Join us in the meeting room at the Morganton Public Library every 4th Wednesday at 11:00am 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 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 will meet Thursday mornings at 11am at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library.
No Pre-Registration is required.


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.


NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
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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Rescheduled due to snow in forecast Monday, Dec. 17th - 5:00 - 7:00pm

1st Annual
			Jingle Mingle and Craft Sale
			pictures with Santa
			cookies with Mrs. Santa
			storytelling
			craft stations
			movies
			hot cocoa
			and
			much more
			
			C. B. Hildebrand Public Library
			& East Burke Senior Center
			Monday, Dec. 17th @5:00 - 7:00pm
			Free Event For All Ages

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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


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

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 September 5.
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 2-3 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.


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 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.


December Flyer

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

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!.

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


December Flyer

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

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. No registration is required. Come play with us!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


December Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.


PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


December Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.



Library Explorers

For those in grades K-2
Tuesdays 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 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


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

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.

Play Time with Ms. Sandy Flyer
Click to download the Play Time with Ms. Sandy Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Tuesdays at 10am


December Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.


Preschool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


December Flyer

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

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.

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