Children's Programs and Events

  • SRP
    2015

  • Registration
    & Tracking

  • Family
    Movies

  • Morganton
    Storytimes

  • Valdese
    Storytimes

  • C.B. Hildebrand
    Storytimes

  • SRP
    Details

  • Online
    Resources

Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Program 2015

Summer Reading Program runs June 13 - August 1

For more information on storytimes and program details, please see the corresponding tab,
or Download the Summer Reading Program flyer!

Local Hero Day

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Meet some of our local heroes. Policemen, Firemen, Burke County Friends for Animals and many more. The Hickory Crawdads will be our special guests! Dominos will have pizza and drinks available for purchase.

Saturday, July 25
Morganton Public Library from 10am-Noon

See the Registration and Tracking tab for more information on getting signed up and tracking your minutes read!


Aquaman Pool Party

clipart of Aquaman

Pre-Registration is required. Contact your library for more details.

Saturday, July 25
Valdese Public Library from 10am-Noon

Monday, July 27
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library from 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday, August 1
Morganton Public Library from 2-4pm

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Program 2015

Summer Reading Program runs June 13 - August 1

Registration begins Monday, May 11.

Register for the Children's Summer Reading Program - Every Hero has a Story

Click on the image above to register for Summer Reading Program.

Registration Instructions

Information on registration for Adult and Young Adult Summer Reading Programs.

Minute Tracking begins Saturday, June 13.

Register for the Children's Summer Reading Program - Every Hero has a Story

Click on the image above to sign in and track your minutes for Summer Reading Program.

Tracking Instructions

For more information on storytimes and program details, please see the corresponding tab,
or Download the Summer Reading Program flyer!

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Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Program 2015

Family Movies for Summer 2015

Library Directions

Family Movies at the Morganton Public Library

Wednesday at 2:00pm.

Movies are subject to change. No pre-registration is required. You must have a ticket for admittance. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to showtime. Space is limited. Snacks and drinks will be provided!




Wednesday, June 17th at 2pm

Underdog

Movie Poster for Underdog
2007 | PG | 84 mins

A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.



Wednesday, June 24th at 2pm

The Incredibles

Movie Poster for The Incredibles
2004 | PG | 115 mins

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.



Wednesday, July 8th at 2pm

Sky High

Movie Poster for Sky High
2005 | PG | 100 mins

Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.



Wednesday, July 15th at 2pm

TMNT

Movie Poster for TMNT
2007 | PG | 87 mins

When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.



Wednesday, July 22nd at 2pm

Planes Fire and Rescue

Movie Poster for Planes Fire and Rescue
2014 | PG | 83 mins

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.



Wednesday, July 29th at 2pm

Big Hero 6

Movie Poster for Big Hero 6
2014 | PG | 102 mins

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Family Movies at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Mondays at 5:30pm
Registration not required.



Monday, June 15th at 5:30pm

Amazing Spiderman 2

Movie Poster for Amazing Spiderman 2
2014 | PG-13 | 142 mins

When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.



Monday, June 22nd at 5:30pm

Big Hero 6

Movie Poster for Big Hero 6
2014 | PG | 102 mins

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.



Monday, June 29th at 5:30pm

The Incredibles

Movie Poster for The Incredibles
2004 | PG | 115 mins

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.



Monday, July 6th at 5:30pm

Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie Poster for Guardians of the Galaxy
2014 | PG-13 | 121 mins

When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.



Monday, July 13th at 5:30pm

Planes Fire and Rescue

Movie Poster for Planes Fire and Rescue
2014 | PG | 83 mins

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Program 2015

Morganton Storytimes
for Summer 2014

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

Library Directions

Pre-Registration required for all storytimes


Seahorse Reading

Baby Bookworms

Grow a happy, healthy baby one rhyme at a time! Baby Bookworms increases phonological awareness and provides language and vocabulary development for our youngest patrons. This program will also emphasize the importance of reading to babies, and parents will learn how to do this most effectively! Join us for rhymes, a short story, and an age appropriate craft!

Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Pre-registration Required.



Reading jellyfish

Terrific Tots

Storytime for two and three year olds includes crafts, songs, books.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Pre-registration Required.



Reading crab

Preschool Pals

Created for children ages 4 and 5, Preschool Pals is geared for children in Preschool or Pre-K programs. Join us for a fun filled hour of stories, games, songs, crafts, and other educational activities with a creative focus on skills needed for Kindergarten.

Thursdays at 10:30am
Pre-registration Required.


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Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a movie and popcorn every Wednesday at 2:00pm.
Movie tickets will be given out 30 minutes before show time.
These movies are open to families with children of all ages. No large groups please. Feel free to bring a blanket or something comfortable to sit on and a drink or snacks.




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Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades K—2. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned. Registration is required.

Mondays at 2:00pm
Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Pre-registration Required.



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Library Explorers

This club is designed for children in grades 3rd to 5th. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned for each meeting. Registration is required for this program.

Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Pre-registration Required.

Contact the library at 764-9260 x9274 to register

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Program 2015

Library Directions

Terrific Tots | Baby Bookworms
Pre-School Pals | Library Explorers | Cool Kids (6-12)

Pre-Registration required for all storytimes

Seahorse Reading

Baby Bookworms

For 1 year olds

Thursdays at 10:00 am
Pre-registration Required.




Reading jellyfish

Terrific Tots

For 2-3 year olds
Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:30 am
Pre-registration Required.



Reading crab

Pre-School Pals

For 4-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 11:30am
Pre-registration Required.


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Library Explorers

For 6-8 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
Pre-registration Required.



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Cool Kids

For 9-12 year olds. Lots and lots of crafts and experiments this summer for our Crafty Kids!

Tuesdays at 3:00pm & Thursdays at 10:00am
Pre-registration Required.

Contact the library at 874-2421 to register

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Program 2015

Library Directions

Pre-Registration required for all storytimes


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Family Storytime

For all ages

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Pre-registration Required.


Reading jellyfish

Terrific Tots

For 2-3 year olds

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Pre-registration Required.


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Cool Kids

For 6-12 year olds

Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Pre-registration Required.

Contact the library at 397-3600 to register

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Program 2015

Guidelines | Family Programs | Early Literacy Program | Storytimes

 Guidelines for Participation

Youth ages 1-12 may participate.

Registration begins Monday May 11.

Record all minutes read/listened to through online tracking system.

Early literacy program requires completion of activity log to receive prize.

Children may place their name in the prize drawings one time per week that they read.

No programming/incentives June 29-July 4.

All programs free and open to the public; however, storytimes and pool parties require pre-registration.

Children missing two storytimes will be dropped from storytime.


Attention 5th Graders! You may choose the Young Adult OR the Children's SRP. The YA Theme is "Once Upon a Time at your library."
YA SRP Details


 Family Programs

For details on programs, see the "SRP 2015" tab


Science Shenanigans

Join Kidsenses for the experience of a lifetime as multiple science demonstrations are conducted bringing chemistry and physics to life! No registration required.

Saturday, June 13
10am at MPL
11:30am at CBH
2:00 pm at VPL


Spiderman Superhero Training Day

Spidey is coming to your library! All superhero trainees come join us for training and to watch Spidey perform! No registration required.

Saturday, June 20
CBH at 11am
VPL at 1pm
MPL at 3pm


Local Hero Day

Meet some of our local heroes. Policemen, Firemen, Burke County Friends for Animals and many more. The Hickory Crawdads will be our special guests! Dominos will have pizza and drinks available for purchase. No registration required.

Saturday, June 27
VPL from 10am-Noon

Saturday, July 18
CBH from 10am-Noon

Saturday, July 25
MPL from 10am-Noon


Reptiles Live!

Go on a journey of discovery and take an up close look at several live animals which can be touched at the end of the program! No registration required.

Saturday, July 11
10am at MPL
11:30am at CBH
2:00 pm at VPL


Stories of Heroines

Interactive Storytime with your favorite Pricesses (including Cinderella and Belle!) No registration required.

Saturday, July 18
MPL from 10-11am
VPL from 2-3pm

Monday, July 20
CBH from 6-7pm


Aquaman Pool Party

Pre-Registration is required. Contact your library for more details.

Saturday, July 25
VPL from 10am-Noon

Monday, July 27
CBH from 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday, August 1
MPLfrom 2-4pm




Family movies shown throughout the summer. Check out the Family Movies Tab for the Family Movie Schedule.



VPL - Valdese Public Library
MPL - Morganton Public Library
CBH - C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

 Early Literacy Summer Reading Program for ages 1-5

  1. Pre-register your child to attend storytime: Baby Bookworms (age 1), Terrific Tots (ages 2-3), or Preschool Pals (ages 4-5).
  2. Receive a chart at the first storytime with easy and fun early literacy activities to complete with your child.
  3. Once the chart is completed, return it to the library to redeem your child’s prize!



 Weekly Storytimes

*Pre-registration required for all storytimes*

For details on storytimes, see that Library's Storytime Tab

Morganton Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Terrific Tots
2-3 year olds
Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 10:45 am

Preschool Pals
4-5 year olds
Thursdays at 10:30 am

Cool Kids Club
K-2nd grade level
Mondays at 2:00pm and Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Library Explorers
3rd-5th grade level
Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Wednesdays at 2pm


Valdese Public Library

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 10:00am

Terrific Tots
2-3 year olds
Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:30 am

Preschool Pals
4-5 year olds
Wednesdays at 10:00 am 11:30 am

Library Explorers
6-8 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00am and 3:00 pm

Cool Kids
9-12 year olds
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm and Thursdays at 10:00am


C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Family Storytime
For All Ages
Thursdays at 11:00 am

Terrific Tots
2-5 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Cool Kids
6-12 year olds
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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