Children's Programs and Events

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

Thursday, September 1:
3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Saturday, September 17:
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.


October Outdoor Movie

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The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, October 8th
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn
Begins at Sunset (7pm)

All ages welcome/no registration necessary.
Free movie, drink and popcorn. Bring your own chair or blanket.

THE BIG CHEESE will be here offering burgers, hot dogs and snacks from 6:00pm –7:30pm. (Cost of food is the responsibility of patron.)


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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What's Cooler Than Being Cool? Having Your Own Library Card. Get Yours Today!

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

Any child that becomes a new library patron during the month of September will get a special pass for play or food at a local business/restaurant! Getting a new Library card is Free!


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

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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.

Stand Up for Your Right to Read. Read a Banned Book

Banned Books Week
September 25 - October 1

Stop by your library to take a cool Banned Books Trivia Quiz, enter for Banned Book giveaways, pick up locally designed bookmarks and watch movies based on Banned Books!


Banned Books to Movies

No registration required for these family movies

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
Sat., Sept. 24
3pm at MPL

How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms
Mon., Sept. 26
6pm at CBH

Goosebumps

Goosebumps
Sat., Oct. 1
10am at VPL


Banned Books Week
Book Discussion

Charlotte's Web

Saturday, September 24 - 2pm at MPL

A Book Discussion and Craft for 3rd-5th graders.

Morganton Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers

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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



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.


Welcome Back!!! We'll start of our year talking about books. We'll also explore twins and Eric Carle. Come count (and eat) some cookies, and get super messy one week!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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


Join us as we kick of our year learning about the library, opposites, and owls. We'll also dive Under the Sea and explore all the stuff you can do with a simple box.
Mark your calendars and get ready - in October we'll be taking a field trip to Paddy's Creek State Park for a special storytime!!!

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


We're gonna kick off our year with a Princess Party, a Pirate Day and a Curiosity Day. We'll also spend a week learning about apples, and go to Catawba Meadows for a fun filled Art in the Park day!

Don’t forget to join our new Reading Buddies Program. Once a month on a Thursday (September 29 at 4pm), come to the library with your favorite books, and read to third to fifth graders in the Library Explorers Group. They may also read to you, and make a fun craft together to take home. Sign up for this program at the Youth Services Circulation Desk. Pre-registration is Required.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

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


Let's kick off the year with a Lego Challenge (Amazing Mazes!), and then jump straight into a hands-on program with the Catawba Science Center: Cell Stuff! We'll also hold our first Reluctant Readers Book Club on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (join us to read a little of the book and do crafts!), and our first Hour of Code - it's graph paper programming!!!

Don’t forget to join our new Reading Buddies Program. This program is held once a month on a Thursday (September 29 at 4pm). You will be helping younger children with their literacy skills. You may listen to them read stories, and also read to them. You will also be helping the children make a small craft to take home. Sign up for this program at the Youth Services Circulation Desk. Pre-registration is Required.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorers events.

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


Let's talk about fish, farms, apples, elephants, and dinosaurs. Our colors this month are Brown and White; our opening song is "Where is Thumbkin"; our Flannel-board of the month is "5 Little Apples."! Join us on September 21 (it's a Wednesday) at 9:30am at the Apple Hill Orchard for a field trip! Cost is $8 per person and includes apples.

Pre-registration is required for all Baby Bookworms events.

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



Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


We're gonna say goodbye to summer, learn all about you, and get our fill of apples. Join us on September 26 at 9:30am at the Apple Hill Orchard for a field trip! Cost is $8 per person and includes apples.

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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



PreSchool Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10am


Join us for an exciting month. We'll talk about books, grandparents, and the seasons. We'll even have a Teddy Bear Day! Join us on September 21 at 9:30am at the Apple Hill Orchard for a field trip! Cost is $8 per person and includes apples.

Pre-registration is required for all PreSchool Pals events.

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


Library Explorers

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


The Library Explorers are kicking the year off by exploring all of natures Biomes! This month we will be crafting, studying and reading about the worlds 5 different Biomes: Aquatic, Desert, Forest, Grasslands and Tundra. We will talk about what each Biomes weather is like, what animals live there and what kind of plants you would find! Get ready to make yourself into a deep sea diver, make a armored armadillo and so much more. Join the Library Explorers on this great adventure through nature.

Pre-registration is required for all Library Explorerss events.

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



Cool Kids Club

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


Valdese became the largest Waldensian colony in the world located outside of Italy. Explore the history and culture of the Waldenses and see why they are so important to our community. We'll kick off the month with pepperoni rolls, then take 3 awesome field trips: The Waldensian Museum, Trail of Faith, and Le Phare Des Alpes (where we'll learn to play Bocce!). Admission is free, and parents are welcome to join us.

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids events.

Want more information? Contact the library, or download the September 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 month, join us for hedgehogs, pancakes, and autumn!

Don't miss Sharon Clarke on September 27!

Pre-registration is required for all Terrific Tots events.

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

Cool Kids Club

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


Welcome back! This month we'll have a fuse bead workshop, two full weeks of pirate fun, and a scavenger hunt and picnic at the Hildebran Park!

Pre-registration is required for all Cool Kids Events

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

Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.