Children's Programs and Events

  • Childrens
    Events

  • Literary
    Ornaments

  • Crafty
    Christmas

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • Preschool
    Outreach

Art in Action with TOSS!

Christmas Origami Workshop

Friday, December 2 - 4pm at TOSS

Pre-registration required. $3 per child
Downloadn the Flyer for more details.


Christmas Canvas Paint Party

Saturday, December 3 - 2pm at MPL

Pre-registration required. $5 per child


The Grinch
Candy Cane Hunt

Saturday, December 10
2:30-4:00pm at MPL

Join us for a storytime, craft, snack, photo-op, and Candy Cane hunt!
No registration required.


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

Thursday, December 1:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, December 17:
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.


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.

Family Night
Ornament Workshop
Monday, December 5
6pm at CBH
Pre-registration Required.


Movie Marathon at MPL

Saturday, December 17

Movie Poster

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
2pm at MPL

Movie Poster

Frosty the Snowman
3pm at MPL

Movie Poster

A Charlie Brown Christmas
3:30pm at MPL


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


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Internet Safety

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Merry Crafty Christmas

Monday, December 12th, 6-8pm at VPL

SPOTLIGHT Guest Artist:
Glassmith Matt Sturgess

This workshop is FREE and open to all ages. No registration required. All materials will be provided


Literary Ornaments Showcase

Craft an ornament based on a book and show it off in the library! Ornaments due between November 28 and December 9. For details, see the "Literary Ornaments" tab.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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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! 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



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.


Let's talk about being Naughty or Nice. Then we'll Deck the Halls! Don't miss the Grinch Candy Cane Hunt on Saturday, December 10 (2:30pm)or the Movie Marathon on Saturday, December 17th! See the main page of the Kids Programs for details.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December 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 explore bears, make some decorations, and spend a day at Me, You, and Some Glue. Don't miss the Grinch Candy Cane Hunt on Saturday, December 10 (2:30pm)or the Movie Marathon on Saturday, December 17th! See the main page of the Kids Programs for details.

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December 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.


We'll make Literary Ornaments, and talk all about Gingerbread. Don't miss the Grinch Candy Cane Hunt on Saturday, December 10 (2:30pm), the Movie Marathon on Saturday, December 17th, or the TOSS class or Paint Party! See the main page of the Kids Programs for details.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December 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.


We'll be making Literary Ornaments and Watching The BFG! Don't miss the Grinch Candy Cane Hunt on Saturday, December 10 (2:30pm), the Movie Marathon on Saturday, December 17th, or the TOSS class or Paint Party! See the main page of the Kids Programs for details.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December 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


It's December! Let's talk about stars, Reindeer, and Santa! Santa will be at the library on Wednesday, December 7 at 10am if you want to see him. Note: No programming December 22 or 29.

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

Want more information? Contact the library



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Let's talk about Rudolph, and a VERY grumpy badger! Santa will be at the library on Wednesday, December 7 at 10am if you want to see him. Note: No programming December 19 or 26.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


Santa will be here on December 7th (and we'll have a Santa Storytime!) Then let's talk about Gingerbread and cookies! Note: No programming December 21 or 28.

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library


Library Explorers

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


We'll have some wacky Christmas fun this month! Note: No programming December 20 or 27.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorerss events.

Want more information? Contact the library



Cool Kids Club

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


We're making lots and lots of ornaments, including some based on your favorite books! Note: No programming December 20 or 27.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the December 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


Santa will be here on December 6th, and we'll have a blast making ornaments.

Don't miss Sharon Clarke on December 20! Note: No programming December 27.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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

Cool Kids Club

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


Christmas has a lot of traditions, and one of our favorite is making ornaments! Join us this month to make cinnamon, reindeer, candy cane, star, and Christmas tree ornaments. We'll round out the month with Christmas Bingo and a snack. Note: No programming December 28.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids Events

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.