Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • August
    Outdoor Movie

  • Action
    Animals

  • Solar
    Eclipse

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

August Outdoor Movie

Lego Batman Movie Poster

Tuesday, August 22 - 8:30pm at MPL

Join us on the front lawn of MPL at sunset (8:30pm) for a showing of the Lego Batman Movie! Open to all ages, free popcorn and drink provided. Bring your own chairs/blankets.


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

Action Animals Presents

Animal Safari

Lynx and handler

Wednesday, August 16
CBH 10am | VPL 2pm | MPL 6pm


Solar Eclipse Monday

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Monday, August 21 - 2pm at VPL

Come to VPL for information on the eclipse, a chance to view it, and eclipse cookie decorating! No registration required, limited number of viewing glasses available.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Kindergarten Building

A special storytime for children entering Kindergarten.

Tuesday, August 15: MPL 2:00pm

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Call 764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.
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NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books
Booklists 2017-2018

Click to view the different NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2017-2018

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 Storytimes

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

Library Directions

Fall Storytimes begin August 28. Registration is required, sign up today!


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! Donít 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

Our next session is:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
beginning August 28

Please pre-register for this session by contacting the Youth Services Department at 764-9274
Questions? Contact Halee Hildebran at 764-9270 or by email: hhildebran@bcpls.org



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.



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.



Library Explorers

Library Explorers is designed for children in grades K-2, and is held on Thursdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Pre-Registration is required.



Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades 3-5, and is held on Tuesdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Registration is required.

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

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

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

Fall Storytimes begin August 28. Registration is required, sign up today!


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


Library Explorers

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



Cool Kids Club

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

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

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

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

Fall Storytimes begin August 28. Registration is required, sign up today!


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Mondays at 11am


Library Explorers

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



Cool Kids Club

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.