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
December 3rd-January 21st
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: email@example.com
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A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 10:45am.
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.
March 3: Clifford
Today is all about “Clifford,” the big red dog. Clifford tries to be helpful, but usually finds himself in trouble. Let’s discover what happens today. Our craft will be a paper plate Clifford. Pre-registration is required.
March 10: Shoe la la! and Smelly feet!
There are all kinds of shoes and today we’ll guess “Whose shoe is this?” Along with those shoes, goes socks. Find out what happens when one Little girl doesn’t change her socks! Pre-registration is required.
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Come learn about St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns and pots of gold. We’ll be decorating thee leaf clovers and rainbows for our craft today. Pre-registration is required.
March 24: March into Spring
March into storytime with a spring in your step for a fun day to learn about the spring season. We’ll be making a pinwheel today. Pre-registration is required.
March 31: Happy Easter! 10:30am for both groups
Hop on over to our storytime today for Easter bunny stories. We’ll be decorating Easter eggs and have an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the library. Pre-registration is required.
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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.
March 5: Dr Seuss
Come share in the fun today as we read Dr. Seuss books and make some fun crafts from the books “The Cat in the Hat” and “One Fish, Two Fish.” Pre-registration is required.
March 12: St. Patrick's Day
What happens on St. Patrick’s Day? Come join us and find out about leprechauns, shamrocks, and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. We’ll make a shamrock craft. Pre-registration is required.
March 19: Ahoy thar, Mateys
Come join a pirate crew today. Our stories today will be “Pirate Pete’s Talk like a Pirate” and “How I became a Pirate.” We’ll make pirate hats, hooks, and swords. We’ll set off on an adventure to search for buried treasure at the library. Pre-registration is required.
March 26: ABC, 123
The alphabet begins with ABC, simple as 1 2 3. Right? Not so, in “Alpha Oops!” and “Alphagator.” Join us for some alphabet and counting fun. We’ll create an alphabet craft and a number book. Pre-registration is required.
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Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm at MPL for Homeschool Storytime!.
The next storytime is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 11
Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community! (Dates of storytime may vary due to scheduling.)
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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.
March 3, 2015
Please join us for a Dr. Seuss storytime! Listen to the stories of The Cat in the Hat , Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?, My Many Colored Days, and The Lorax, all by Dr. Seuss. Go on a Outdoor Sound Hunt, play Hop on Pop, and a few color games. Make a Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, 2, & 3, and the Lorax. Pre-registration is required.
March 10, 2015
Today we will be viewing the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Judith Viorst’s acclaimed children’s book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. This movie is rated PG and runtime is 81 minutes. Snacks and water will be served. Pre-registration is required.
March 17, 2015
Happy St. Patrick’s! Today is our St. Patrick’s Day celebration. We will be reading some of our newest St. Patrick’s stories including There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro, The St. Patrick’s Day Alphabet by Beverly Vidrine, and The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing. Play Pin the Shamrock on the Leprechaun, Hot Potato, Rainbow Relay, and Shamrock Optical Illusion. Make a Shamrock Resist, Watercolor Rainbow, a Shamrock Bracelet, and a Leprechaun. For snack make a cup of Magic Pudding! May the luck o’ the Irish be with you! Pre-registration is required.
March 24, 2015
Please join us for a Sing-a-long storytime. Mr. Ed Denton will be our special guest today. Mr. Denton will be playing guitar, and we will sing-a-long to songs of Shoo Fly, I’m a Little Teapot, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, and Old MacDonald had a farm. After our songs, we will make crafts relating to the music. Don’t forget to visit the Art Expo at the Library on March 28 from 1pm to 4pm. Hands on art activities for all ages will be in the meeting room! Pre-registration is required.
March 31, 2015
Don’t miss out on our Easter Egg Hunt! We will begin by reading the stories: The Great Easter Egg Hunt by Michael Garland, Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure, and Little Bunny Foo Foo: by the Good Fairy by Paul Brett Johnson. Next, we will go hunting for eggs filled with prizes! Make an Easter Egg Suncatcher, a Stand Up Bunny, and a Collage Carrot for craft. Enjoy a Frosted Spring Pretzel Stick for snack. Pre-registration is required.
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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.
March 5, 2015
Today is Minecraft Activity Day! We will be reading stories from Minecraft Kids Stories: A Collection of Great Minecraft Short Short Stories for Children by Minecraft Books. After our stories we will make a Minecraft Sword, Minecraft Torch, and Minecraft Wall Art. If you are feeling ambitious, challenging Minecraft Paper Apps, and Lego structures will be available for building. Pre-registration is required.
March 12, 2015
It’s time for the Wonderful Wizard of Science and Art Day! Make a Melting Witch, Rainbow Slime, Poppy Fields, or an Oz Inspired Hot Air Balloon. Explore with Bubble-Ometry, and make Glenda’s Wands & Bubbles. Also, assemble a Melting Witch Squishy Bag, and a Witches Broom. The Wizard of Oz movie will be shown. Pre-registration is required.
March 19, 2015
Please join us for a “Go Wild” Safari Lego Club challenge. We will be building Lions, Ostriches, Giraffes, Parrots,Elephants, Buffalos, Safari Trucks, Tigers, Snakes, Zebras and Monkeys! Most structures will be displayed in the Children’s Room, and one winner will receive a small prize. Pre-registration is required.
March 26, 2015
Today we will begin reading where we left off in the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney. We will read for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, and then make Duck Tape Easter Baskets for craft. Pre-registration is required.
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