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Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock June 9 - July 28

Come by the library to register and get your minute-tracking package.

Start tracking minutes read on June 9.

For more information on storytimes and program details, please see the corresponding tab,
or Download the Summer Reading Program flyer!

Sharon Clarke

Sharon Clarke

Storyteller and Musician

Sharon, the Storylady, will take you on a musical storytelling journey that will have you singin,’ dancing’, and beggin’ for more. No registration required.

Saturday, June 23
10:00am at CBH
3:00 pm at MPL

Download the Sharon Clarke Flyer.


Kay and PAtrick Crouch performing

Music on the Porch

Come enjoy "The Porch" at CBH for an amazing, talented acoustic duet. What sets this duo apart is the bluegrass/swing/pop/county influence of the musicians whose talents take them to virtually every style of music ever conceived.
Free event for all ages. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 26
1:30-3:30pm at CBH

Download the Music on the Porch Flyer.


Brightstar

Old MacDonald's Sing Along Farm

Brightstar Children's Touring Theatre

Everybody on the farm has a favorite song. Join Old Farmer MacDonald, his wife Mrs. MacDonald, Daisy the Cow, Simon the Pig and all your favorite friends from the farm for a fun and energetic singalong that brings everyone together. From tunes like "Camptown Races" to classic nursery rhymes like "Hey Diddle Diddle," this fun interactive show has a strong character message of sharing and caring for others. No registration required.

Saturday, July 14

9:00am at CBH
11:00am at VPL
3:00pm at MPL

Download the Sing Along Farm Flyer.


Last Jedi Movie

Outdoor Movie
The Last Jedi

2017 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, July 17 @ MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Free movie, popcorn and drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.


Sounds Good

Sounds Good

with the Catawba Science Center

Sounds are all around us in the air. How is sound created and how does it travel? Do we all hear the same tones? Can you hear what I hear? Come and explore the science of sound with us today!

Pre-Registration required. Limit of 30 participants.

Monday, July 23
3:30pm at CBH

Download the Sounds Good Flyer.


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Songs and Sunshine

Finish off summer with an outdoor family concert with Sherrill Keever and Brian Deal. This program is free and open to families and children. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. All Ages. No registration required.

Saturday, July 28
3:00-4:00pm at MPL



Movie Clip Art
Family movies shown throughout the summer at VPL and MPL. Check out the Family Movies Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.




Nature Center Logo

Western NC Nature Center

Fact or myth? Tori Duval will introduce us to live animals and teach us the difference between the truth and silly rumors. No registration required.

Saturday, June 23
10am at VPL


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.
Pre-registration is required as noted.


CBH Lego Club

For ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 7: 11am at CBH


MPL Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. No registration required.

Saturday, July 21: 10am at MPL


VPL Lego Club

For all ages. No registration required.

Saturday, July 21: 10am at VPL


CBH Duplo Club

For ages 1-5. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 28: 3:30pm at CBH


Christmas Craft

Family Craft Night

Baby it's HOT outside! Cool Down Here at CBH. Enjoy the cool as you make a Christmas canvas. For all ages. Pre-registration required.

Monday, July 9 or July 16
5:00-6:30pm at CBH

Download the Family Craft Night Flyer.


Sound of NAture

The Sound of Nature

with the Schiele Museum

Experience the sound of nature this summer by learning about the sounds animals make. Learn the variety of sounds made by animals and why they make them.

Open to all ages. No registration required.

Thursday, July 19
3:30pm at CBH

Download the Sound of Nature Flyer.


Folk Instrument Petting Zoo

Folk Instrument
Petting Zoo

With Musician/Artist Alan Darveaux

Do your kids love to watch cool instruments being played? Well what if they were actually allowed to play them? Today we welcome local musician/artist Alan Darveaux and his “Zoo” of amazing instruments. Children will be given a uniquely hands on experience in the world of Folk music.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 19
5:30pm at VPL

Download the Folk Instrument Petting Zoo Flyer.


Cowpoke Hoedown

Cowpoke Hoedown

Wear your cowboy boots and hats. No registration required.

Saturday, July 21
2:30pm at MPL

Download the Fairytale Dance Party and Cowpoke Hoedown Flyer.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock June 9 - July 28

Family Movies for Summer 2018

Library Directions

Family Movies at the Morganton Public Library

Fridays at 2:30pm.

Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. You must have a ticket for admittance. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to showtime. Space is limited. Snacks and drinks will be provided!




Friday, June 15th at 2:30pm

Coco

Movie Poster for Coco
2017 | PG | 120 minutes

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.



Friday, June 22nd at 2:30pm

Ferdinand

Movie Poster for Ferdinand
2017 | PG | 108 minutes

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.



Friday, June 28th at 2:30pm

Peter Rabbit

Movie Poster for Peter Rabbit
2018 | PG | 95 minutes

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.



No Movie Friday, July 6th



Friday, July 12th at 2pm

Rock-A-Doodle

Movie Poster for Rock-A-Doodle
1991 | G | 74 minutes

In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.



Friday, July 19th at 2pm

Paddington 2

Movie Poster for Paddington 2
2017 | PG | 120 minutes

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.



Friday, July 26th at 2pm

The Greatest Showman

Movie Poster for The Greatest Showman
2017 | PG | 105 minutes

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!

Family Movies at the Valdese Public Library

Fridays at 2:00pm
Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. Popcorn and drink provided.



Friday, June 15th at 2:00pm

Mulan

Movie Poster for Mulan
1998 | G | 88 min.

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.



Friday, June 22nd at 2:00pm

Kubo and the Two Strings

Movie Poster for Kubo and the Two Strings
2016 | PG | 101 min.

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.



Friday, June 29th at 2:00pm

Annie

Movie Poster for Annie
2014 | PG | 118 min.

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.



No Movie Friday, July 6th



Friday, July 13th at 2:00pm

The Lion King

Movie Poster for The Lion King
1994 | G | 88 min.

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.



Friday, July 20th at 2:00pm

The Little Mermaid

Movie Poster for The Little Mermaid
1989 | G | 83 min.

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.



Friday, July 27th at 2:00pm

Enchanted

Movie Poster for Enchanted
2007 | PG | 107 min.

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Family Movies Flyer
Click to download the VPL Summer Family Movies Flyer!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock June 9 - July 28

Morganton Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2018

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Tots and Pals
Birth-3 Playgroup | Cool Kids Camp | Library Explorers | Art of Music
Family Movie Matinee

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


girl playing pattycake with Mom

Baby Bookworms

Join us for a first time library experience for babies (ages 1-2) and their caregivers. This summer we will explore music through rhymes, movement, and play. Each week we will focus on a special song with a related story and craft.

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Pre-registration is required.

Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!



small child playing a drum

Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2 years old.

Tuesdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Terrific Tots Flyer
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



birds singing on a pile of books

Preschool Pals

Created for children ages 3, 4 and 5, Preschool Pals is geared for children in Preschool or Pre-K programs. Join us for a fun filled hour of stories, games, songs, crafts, and other educational activities with a creative focus on skills needed for Kindergarten.

Thursdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Pals Flyer
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!


open baby grand piano

Tots and Pals

An evening storytime for children 2–5 years old. Space is limited.

Mondays at 6:30pm
Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Pals Flyer
Click to download the Tots and Pals Flyer!


pile of musical instruments

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
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.



kids singing a concert

Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie every Friday at 2:30pm.
Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. You must have a ticket for admittance. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to showtime. Space is limited. Snacks and drinks will be provided!


MPL Movie Flyer
Click to download the Summer Movies Flyer!



kids singing

Library Explorers

This club is designed for children in grades K-2. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned for each meeting.

Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

Library Explorers Flyer
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!

Contact the library at 764-9260 x9274 for registration details.


kid playing guitar

Art of Music

For grades K-5th. Do something different this summer! Learn about the art of music!

Thursdays at 4:00pm
Pre-registration is required.

Art of Music Flyer
Click to download the Art of Music Flyer!



Jam Session

Cool Kids Camp

Brand new this summer, this camp is filled with fun for students in grades 3rd-5th. FREE lunch provided daily by Chartwells.

June 18-June 21 and July 16-July 19
12:30pm to 3:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

Cool Kids Camp Flyer
Click to download the Cool Kids Camp Flyer!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock June 9 - July 28

Valdese Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2018

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Birth-3 Playgroup
Library Explorers | Cool Kids | Family Movie Matinee

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


girl playing pattycake with Mom

Baby Bookworms

For 1 year olds.

Thursdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!




small child playing a drum

Terrific Tots

For 2 year olds.

Mondays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Terrific Tots Flyer
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



birds singing on a pile of books

Preschool Pals

For 3-5 year olds.

Wednesdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Pals Flyer
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!


pile of musical instruments

Birth-3 Playgroup

For birth-3 year olds.

Fridays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is NOT required.

Play Group Flyer
Click to download the Play Group Flyer!



kids singing

Library Explorers

For K-2nd grade level.

Tuesdays at 3:00pm
Pre-registration is required.

Library Explorers Flyer
Click to download the Library Explorers Flyer!



Jam Session

Cool Kids Camp

Brand new this summer, this camp is filled with fun for students in grades 3rd-5th. FREE lunch provided daily by Chartwells.

June 26-June 28 and July 24-July 26
12:30pm to 3:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

Cool Kids Camp Flyer
Click to download the Cool Kids Camp Flyer!



kids singing a concert

Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie and popcorn every Friday at 2:00pm.
Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. These movies are open to families with children of all ages. No large groups please.


Family Movies Flyer
Click to download the Family Movies Flyer!

Contact the library at 874-2421 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock June 9 - July 28

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library Storytimes
for Summer 2018

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Porch Play
Library Explorers | Cool Kids | STEM Makerspace

Library Directions

Pre-registration is required for all storytimes


girl playing pattycake with Mom

Baby Bookworms

For 1 year olds.

Thursdays at 10:30am
Pre-registration is required.

Baby Bookworms Flyer
Click to download the Baby Bookworms Flyer!




small child playing a drum

Terrific Tots

For 2 year olds.

Tuesdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Terrific Tots Flyer
Click to download the Terrific Tots Flyer!



birds singing on a pile of books

Preschool Pals

For 3-5 year olds.

Wednesdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Pals Flyer
Click to download the Preschool Pals Flyer!


pile of musical instruments

Porch Play

For birth-3 year olds.

Thursdays at 11:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Porch Play Flyer
Click to download the Porch Play Flyer!



kids singing

Library Explorers

For K-2nd grade level.

Thursdays at 3:30pm
Pre-registration is required.

Library Explorers June Flyer
Click to download the June Library Explorers Flyer!

Library Explorers JulyFlyer
Click to download the July Library Explorers Flyer!



Jam Session

Cool Kids Camp

Brand new this summer, this camp is filled with fun for students in grades 3rd-5th. FREE lunch provided daily by Chartwells.

June 25-June 28 and July 16-July 19
12:30pm to 3:00pm

Pre-registration is required.

Cool Kids Camp Flyer
Click to download the Cool Kids Camp Flyer!



kids singing a concert

STEM Makerspace

Join us for a STEM Makerspace every Friday at 10:00am
For all ages. Activities will vary.


Contact the library at 764-9283 for registration details.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock June 9 - July 28

Guidelines | Family Programs | Storytimes | Cool Kids Camp

 Guidelines for Participation

Youth ages birth-5th grade may participate.

Registration begins Monday, May 14.

Record all minutes read/listened to on provided reading record.

Bring reading record to the library each week.

Complete the activity sheet and return to library for a prize.

No programming/incentives July 2 - July 7.

Children missing two storytimes will be dropped from storytime.

All programs are free and open to the public. No pre-registration unless noted.


 Weekly Storytimes

*Pre-registration is required for all storytimes*

For details on storytimes, see that Library's Storytime Tab

Morganton Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00am

Terrific Tots
2 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00am

Preschool Pals
3-5 year olds
Thursdays at 10:00am

Tots and Pals
1-5 year olds
Mondays at 6:30pm

Library Explorers
K-2nd grade level
Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Art of Music Class
K-5th grade level
Thursdays at 4:00pm

Cool Kids Camp
3rd-5th grade level
June 18-21 from 12:30-3:00pm
July 16-19 from 12:30-3:00pm

Playgroup
Birth-3 year olds
Wednesdays at 11:00am (no pre-registration required)

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Fridays at 2:30pm (see Family Movies tab for details)


Valdese Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 10:00am

Terrific Tots
2 year olds
Mondays at 10:00am

Preschool Pals
3-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00am

Library Explorers
K-2nd grade level
Tuesdays at 3:00pm

Cool Kids Camp
3rd-5th grade level
June 26-28 from 12:30-3:00pm
July 24-26 from 12:30-3:00pm

Playgroup
Birth-3 year olds
Fridays at 10:00am (no pre-registration required)

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Fridays at 2:00pm (see Family Movies tab for details)


C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 10:30am

Terrific Tots
2 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00am

Preschool Pals
3-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00am

Library Explorers
K-2nd grade level
Thursdays at 3:30pm

Cool Kids Camp
3rd-5th grade level
June 25-28 from 12:30-3:00pm
July 16-19 from 12:30-3:00pm

Porch Play
Birth-3 year olds
Thursdays at 11:00am (no pre-registration required)

STEM Makerspace
For All Ages
Fridays at 10:00am


 Cool Kids Camp

New for 2018!

For kids in 3rd-5th grade. Pre-registration is required. FREE lunch provided by Chartwells. STEAM Activities and More!

MPL: June 18th-June 21st 12:30-3:00pm
VPL: June 26th–June 28th 12:30-3:00pm
CBH: June 25th–June 28th 12:30-3:00pm
MPL: July 16th-July 19th 12:30-3:00pm
VPL: July 24th-July 26th 12:30-3:00pm
CBH: July 16th-July 19th 12:30-3:00pm

 Family Programs

For details on programs, see the "SRP 2018" tab


Duplo Club

Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 2
3:30pm at CBH


SRP Kickoff: Sing in Summer

Join us today for a great performance by the Freedom High School Chorus as they sing us into the summer reading program. No registration required.

Saturday, June 9
2:30pm at MPL


Family Dance Party

Dance the night away to all types of music! No registration required.

Monday, June 11
6:00pm at CBH


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Saturday, June 16
10:00am at MPL


Lego Club

Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 16
11:00am at CBH


Lego Club

No registration required.

Saturday, June 16
10:00am at VPL


Fairytale Dance Party

Wear your fairy/princess/knight costume. No registration required.

Saturday, June 16
2:30pm at MPL


Go Big Family Game Night

The bigger the better with oversized games like life-size chess, Yahtzee, Jenga, Connect 4 and more. Water and popcorn provided. For All Ages. No registration required.

Monday, June 18
5:00-8:00pm at CBH


Outdoor Movie Night
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

On the front lawn. Popcorn and drinks provided. Outside food allowed. Bring lawn chair or blanket, no seating provided. All Ages. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 19
8:30pm (sunset) at MPL


Sharon Clarke

Storyteller and Musician

Join us today for a story filled sing-a-long with our favorite storytelling musician. No registration required.

Saturday, June 23
10:00am at CBH
3:00 pm at MPL


Western NC Nature Center

Fact or myth? Tori Duval will introduce us to live animals and teach us the difference between the truth and silly rumors. No registration required.

Saturday, June 23
10am at VPL


Music on the Back Porch

Take time out of your busy day to come relax on the back porch with Kay & Patrick Crouch, an amazingly unique acoustic duo. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 26
1:30-3:30pm at CBH


Lego Club

Pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 7
11:00am at CBH


Family Craft Night

Baby it's HOT outside! Cool Down Here at CBH. Enjoy the cool as you make achristmas canvas. For All Ages. Pre-registration required.

Monday, July 9 or July 16
5:00-6:30pm at CBH


Old MacDonald's Sing Along Farm

Brightstar Children's Touring Theatre

Everybody on the farm has a favorite song. Join Old Farmer MacDonald and all your favorite friends from the farm for a fun and energetic singalong that brings everyone together. No registration required.

Saturday, July 14

9:00am at CBH
11:00am at VPL
3:00pm at MPL


Outdoor Movie Night
Starwars The Last Jedi

On the front lawn. Popcorn and drinks provided. Outside food allowed. Bring lawn chair or blanket, no seating provided. All Ages. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 17
8:30pm (sunset) at MPL


Folk Instrument Petting Zoo

Not your typical petting zoo. Come see Alan Darveaux and his magical musical collection for a truly hands-on experience. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, July 19
5:30pm at VPL


Duplo Club

No registration required.

Saturday, July 21
10:00am at MPL


Lego Club

No registration required.

Saturday, July 21
10:00am at VPL


Cowpoke Hoedown

Wear your cowboy boots and hats. No registration required.

Saturday, July 21
2:30pm at MPL


Duplo Club

Pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 28
3:30pm at CBH


Songs and Sunshine

Finish off summer with an outdoor family concert with Sherrill Keever and Brian Deal. This program is free and open to families and children. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. All Ages. No registration required.

Saturday, July 28
3:00-4:00pm at MPL




Family movies shown throughout the summer. Check out the Family Movies Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.



VPL - Valdese Public Library
MPL - Morganton Public Library
CBH - C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

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