Children's Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Music on
    the Porch

  • MPL Fall
    Festival

  • CBH Fall
    Festival

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

Fall Festival

Friday, October 26: 3-5pm at MPL

Activities, trick-or-treating, petting zoo, and fun for the whole family!


Sharon Clarke

Music and Stories with Sharon Clarke

Wednesday, October 17 - 10am at CBH

For all Ages. No registration Required.


Harry Potter Craft Escape Room

Saturday, October 13: 4pm at MPL

A Cool Kids Club Program.
Pre-registration Required.
For 3rd-5th graders.


International Observe the Moon Night

Wednesday, October 24: 6pm at MPL

A Cool Kids Club Program.
Pre-registration Required.
For 3rd-5th graders.



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Storybook Pumpkin Decorating Contest

At the Morganton Public Library
Drop off Oct 1-6 | Pick up Nov 1-3
5th grade and younger | No carved pumpkins


Family Movie

Coco Poster

Monday, October 15
5:30pm at CBH
Open to the Public. No registration required.


Family Movie

Halloweentown Poster

Tuesday, October 16
6pm at VPL

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Addams Family Monday

Addams Family Poster

Monday, October 29
all day at VPL

Open to the Public. No registration required.


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.


VPL Lego Club

For All Ages. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, October 4:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Monday, October 8
5:30pm at CBH


MPL Lego Makerspace

For all ages.

Wednesday, October 10
6:00-7:30pm at MPL


CBH Lego Club

For ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, October 13
11am at CBH


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5.

Saturday, October 20
10am at MPL


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Music on the Porch

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Zephyr Woodwind Ensemble

Tuesday, October 23: 3:30pm at CBH


Family Fall Festival

Monday, October 29: 5-7pm at CBH

Games, crafts, food, fun, and more for all ages!

Program is co-sponsored by the East Burke Senior Center.


Fall Painting Workshop

A fall themed wooden shape painting workshop

Tuesday, October 9
5:30pm-7:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Valdese (right beside the library).

Pre-Registation is Required in person at the Valdese Public Library. Spaces are limited. Open to all Kindergarten and up.


Spooky Craft Spectacular

Saturday, October 20
VPL 10am

Pre-Registation is Required. Spaces are limited. Open to all Preschoolers.


Motheread

Wednesday, October 24: 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.


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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! 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

No Baby Bookworms on Wednesday, August 29. Join us on September 5 for our fall kick off!


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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.


October Flyer

Terrific Tots Flyer for October
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.


October Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for October
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.


October Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for October
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.


October Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for October
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


October Flyer

Baby Bookworms Flyer for October
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 in September. No registration is required. Come play with us!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


October Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.


PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


October Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for October
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


October Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for October
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


October Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for October
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


October Flyer

Baby Bookworms Flyer for October
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
Wednesdays at 10am


October Flyer

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

Want more information? Contact the library.


Preschool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Mondays at 11am


October Flyer

Preschool Pals Flyer for October
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


October Flyer

Library Explorers Flyer for October
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


October Flyer

Cool Kids Flyer for October
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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