Children's Programs and Events

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    Events

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    Jim

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    Storytimes

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    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • Preschool
    Outreach

Beauty and the Beast

Be Our Guest!


Beauty and the Beast Tea Party and Craft

Monday, March 20 - 6pm at CBH

Pre-Registration Required for Family Night


Chipís Teacup Painting Class

Saturday, March 25 - 2:30pm at MPL

Pre-Registration Required, Spaces limited.


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

Thursday, March 2:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, March 18:
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.


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.

Talk it Up!
Book to Movie

Join us for a new book discussion for 3rd-5th graders. We'll discuss the book, then show the movie!

Tuck Everlasting
Saturday, March 18 at MPL

Book Discussion (3rd-5th grade, registration required) - 2pm

Movie (2003 | PG | 88 mins) showing at 3pm (no registration required, attendance at book discussion not necessary).

For more information, Download the flyer.


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.


Looking for Accelerated Reader Point Information? How about research for a school project? Or even an online storytime video?

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Join us for Pirate Magician

Captain Jim
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Tuesday, March 28 - 6pm at VPL


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, March 16, 4-5pm at MPL
Tuesday, March 21, 3:30-4:30pm at VPL


Reptile Lovers Unite to Welcome

Snakes Alive
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Saturday, April 29 - 11am at VPL


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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

Our next session is:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
March 1st-April 29

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 or download the Flyer!



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.


This month let's work on our ABC's, celebrate Spring and St. Patrick's Day, and discover more about Crayola Crayons!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the March 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 celebrate Dr. Seuss and Spring, talk about dinosaurs, and spend some time with legos and crayons.

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


Let's have a Dr. Seuss Celebration, an eBook Storytime about The Wizard of Oz, celebrate Beauty and the Beast, and take a field trip to Me, You, and Some Glue for National Art Month!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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


Our reluctant reader book club this month is How to Eat Fried Worms. We'll also have a cupcake foodie challenge, have a naturalist from Grandfather Mountain visit, learn about binary images, and have a BeTween Cafe!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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


Join us this month to learn about wind, lions, baby chicks, bunnies, and lambs! Our opening song is "Where is Thumbkin" and our Colors of the Month are Green and White.

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the March Baby Bookworms Flyer!



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Let's talk about Color and Spring, and tell some sleepytime tales and nursery rhymes!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


It's a month of spring! Join us and explore Sping animals, March winds, honey bees, and more. We'll also celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the March PreSchool Pals Flyer!


Library Explorers

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


We'll explore Johnny Appleseed, Puppies, and Spring! And of course, we'll have a St. Patrick's Day celebration!

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the March Library Explorers Flyer!



Cool Kids Club

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


We'll finish our exploration of Great Britain this month with the Beatles and Castles. Don't miss the Lego Challenge, or the BeTween Cafe!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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


Want to learn about Dr. Seuss, cupcakes, and bears?? Join us at Terrific Tots this month!

Don't miss Sharon Clarke on March 28!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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

Cool Kids Club

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


We'll talk about castles and dragons, and celebrate Kites, St. Patrick's Day, and Spring!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids Events

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.