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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
February 3: Curious George
Today is all about this endearing little monkey whose curiosity always gets him in trouble. Come find out what mischief he’ll be in today. Our craft will be yellow hats and bananas. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required.
February 10: Be My Valentine!
It’s Valentine’s Day and everything is red! Let’s read some silly love stories and make special heart art for the ones you love. Pre-registration is required.
February 17: 1,2,3 Counting Fun
How high can you count? Let’s see if we can learn one new number today. To help us, we’ll read “Mouse Count” and “Dog loves Counting.” We’ll be creating a number book. Pre-registration is required.
February 24: Dinosaurs Roar!
Come along for a very unusual day where dinosaurs come in every size, shape, and color! We’ll make dinosaurs and even crack open some dinosaur eggs. 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.
February 5: Once upon a time...
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess….Come meet some unusual storybook princesses who like to get muddy and play hockey or soccer. We’ll design crowns and magic wands for our craft today. Pre-registration is required.
February 12: Be Mine, Sweet Valentine
Is Valentine’s Day all about the candy? Today we’ll read some mushy love stories to help you decide if it’s the “candy” or “love” that makes this day special. We’ll create valentines for you to share with someone special that is as sweet as candy. Pre-registration is required.
February 19: President’s Day
Presidents’ Day is when we celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We’ll learn some interesting things about these two presidents and make a patriotic craft. Pre-registration is required.
February 26: Roar Dinosaurs Roar!
Did you know that “dinosaur” means “terrible lizard?” Ten million years ago, these giant beasts walked the earth. Join us today to study dinosaurs and discover something new. We’ll have dinosaur eggs to crack open and our artwork will of course, involve dinosaurs. 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, February 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.
February 3, 2015
Today we will celebrate President’s Day! We will read a few fun stories about our presidents including: President’s Day by Anne Rockwell, George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra, and President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett. Learn about the different presidents during the Name That President Game, and enjoy making an Edible Log Cabin for snack. Our crafts will include an Abe Lincoln Top Hat, Uncle Sam, and George Washington and Abe Lincoln Shape Craft. Pre-registration is required.
February 10, 2015
Please join us for a Valentine’s Day Party. Listen to the stories of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro, Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise by Laurie Friedman, The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber, and Plant a Kiss by Amy Rosenthal. Participate in the games of Valentine’s Day Pictionary, Valentine’s Day Matchmaker, Name That Candy Bar, and learn a few numbers, colors, and ABC’s in Italian. Make a Tree of Love, a Lovebug Headband, and a Yarn Heart Ornament. Mini Pizzas and water will be served for snack. Happy Valentine’s Day! Pre-registration is required.
February 17, 2015
Please join us for an hour filled with fun during our Mardi Gras celebration! Listen to the stories of The Bourbon Street Band is Back by Ed Shankman, Today is Monday in Louisiana by Johnette Downing, P is for Pelican a Louisiana Alphabet by Anita Prieto, and The Three Little Cajun Pigs by Mike Artell. Participate in a Bead Toss Trivia Game, a Doubloon Toss, and wear your favorite costume to enter our King and Queen of Mardi Gras contest! Make a Handprint Mask, a Paper Jester Hat, and a Mardi Gras Shaker. King Cake will be served for snack. Pre-registration is required.
February 24, 2015
Happy Chinese New Year. This is the year of The Sheep. Our stories may include: The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compenstine, Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim & Grace Zong, and Chinese Zodiac Animals by Dawn Casey. Participate in the Lucky Money Game, and the Great Race Order Game. Make a Fingerprint Dragon Lantern, a Good Luck Bracelet, and a Panda Cut Out for craft. Egg Rolls and Rice will be served 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.
February 5, 2015
Please join us for “Funbrarian” Day! We will be using perler beads to make Melty Bead Bowls. While our bowls are melting, we will play a few fun library related games. The games may include Library Buzz, Book Match, Library Trivia Tic Tac Toe, and a Biography Match. Pre-registration is required.
February 12, 2015
It is time for a Harry Potter Transfigurations Class! We will be begin by dividing into houses or teams. Each house will be given an amount of modeling clay or playdough to use for their transfigurations. Harry Potter themed cards will be given to each house, and your team must create these items. Other houses must guess your creations. The house with the most points wins a small prize! Pre-registration is required.
February 19, 2015
Are you ready for the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Lego Club today? We will be building Cars, Monster Trucks, Swampboats, Steam Engines, Freight Cars, Helicopters, Fishing Boats and much more! Most structures will be displayed in the Children’s Room, and one winner will receive a small prize. Pre-registration is required.
February 26, 2015
Today we will pick up reading where we left off in the first Diary of a Wimpy kid book. We will be reading aloud for approximately 20 minutes. Our craft consists of using Painters Tape, and paint to create Modern Art Canvases. Pre-registration is required.
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