Children's Programs and Events

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    Events

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  • Morganton
    Storytimes

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    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
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The Only Thing More powerful than a Teen Titan? A LIBRARY CARD! September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Calling all kids who want their own library card! Come to the Library in the month of September to sign up for a new library card ! When you do, you’ll get a free pizza coupon as well as be entered to win a cool prize!

Lego Makerspace

Saturday, September 9 - 2:30-4pm at MPL

Create, innovate, invent, and engineer at our All Ages Family LEGO Makerspace. LEGOS and other building materials will be provided for you to create with.
No registration required.Makerspace located in the Meeting Room downstairs.


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

Thursday, September 7:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, September 16:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL
Pre-registration is required.

Welcome 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.


BeTween Cafe

For 3rd-8th grade students, the BeTween Cafe is where tweens can come and enjoy the YA area and free WiFi, work on homework, or just hang out with other tweens. Art projects, games, and light refreshments are provided by the library.
No pre-registration required!

Thursday, September 21, 4-5pm at MPL
Tuesday, September 19, 3:30-4:30pm at VPL


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

The Exploring Joara Foundation Presents

NC Myths, Legends, and Culture

Joara

Saturday, September 16 11:00am at CBH
Free program. All ages welcome.

The Exploring Joara Foundation, Inc. engages the public in archaeology in the Carolinas. Joara emphasizes the discovery of the Native American town of Joara and Fort San Juan, the first inland European settlement in the United States. Both of these discoveries are located in Burke County.


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
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.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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

Little Golden Books

Celebrate Little Golden Books 75th Anniversary!

A storytime for all ages.
September 16- 2pm at MPL

See the Little Golden Books tab for more information.


Learning to Read Begins at Home

A special program for parents of children birth through age 5.

Burke County Literacy Council, Smart Start, Family Connections and the Morganton Public Library will come together to help you discover the importance of reading. Join us to learn what you can do at home to help your child grow.

Monday, September 18 6:30pm - 7:30pm at MPL

Light Refreshments will be provided. A door prize will be given at the end of the program. Download the Flyer for more information.


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! 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

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 Tuesdays 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 Thursdays 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!.