Children's Programs and Events

  • Childrens
    Events

  • Storytelling
    Festival

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • Preschool
    Outreach

Storytelling Festival 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016 from Noon-5pm on the Square in Downtown Morganton

Please join the Burke Arts Council and the Burke County Public Library for a Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature some of the best storytellers from Eastern NC to Western NC, and will provide stories for all ages. Various artists will be on the square demonstrating their work. Remember to bring a lawn chair! Snacks and drinks will be available for sale. In event of inclement weather, the festival will be held inside at the Morganton Public Library.


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.


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 Good Dinosaur Movie Poster

Monday, April 18 at 6pm: CBH
Saturday, April 30 at 2:30pm: MPL

93 Minutes | Rated PG | 2015


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Internet Safety

A collection of resources to help you and your family safely work and play on the Internet.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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

Homeschool Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 20
2:30pm at VPL

An hour long book discussion for school aged kids.
April's book:
School For Good and Evil.

Book Cover For School For Good and Evil


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

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

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

Welcome back Lego maniacs! We 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.

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.


Join us in April to talk about pigs, cows, and ducks! We'll also learn all about rain.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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


This April, we will celebrate the Earth, talk about money, visit Me, You and some Glue, and follow the Wild Kratts to Asia.

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


Our April fun includes reading fractured fairy tales, making bug flower pots, clebrating the Earth, and writing poetry.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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


Learn about Lauren Tarshis' I Survived Series and the Rainforest. Make a Marbled Tiger picture and build some Pirate Legos. Join us for our Photo Scavenger Hunt at Catawba Meadows on the 28th.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


We're gonna spend April learning about animals! We'll tweet, croak, bark, and quack as we study birds, frogs, puppies, and ducks.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am

Home School Book Discussion

An hour long book discussion for school aged kids.
Third Wednesday of each month at 2:30pm. Pre-Registration is Required.

Wednesday, April 20
2:30pm at VPL:

April's book:
School For Good and Evil.

Book Cover For School For Good and Evil



Library Explorers

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



Cool Kids Club

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


Journey with the Cool Kids to Africa in April. Learn about the Maasai and The Dan. Visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethopia. We'll be making some cool crafts as we journey through the continent!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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


This April, join us for turtles, frogs, and elephants!

Don't miss Sharon Clarke on April 26!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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

Cool Kids Club

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


This April, we will be making bird houses, crafting from recycled materials, and exploring science experiments. Catawba Science Center will be here on April 20 for Squid Science - it's gonna be messy!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids Events

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.