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Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program 2014

Summer Reading Program runs June 16 - August 1

Registration begins Monday, May 19.

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

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Bowling for Readers

bowling ball and pins

One Free Game!
at Mimosa Lanes in Morganton

Saturday, July 26
Valdese Public Library Readers from 10am-12pm
Morganton Public Library Readers from 2pm-4pm

End of Summer Reading Program Pool Party

bowling ball and pins

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library Readers

Monday, July 28
5:30pm-7:30pm
Pre-registration required.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program 2014

Family Movies
for Summer 2014

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. Popcorn and drinks will be provided!




Wednesday, July 9th at 2pm

Meet the Robinsons

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2007 | 95 mins | Rated G

Lewis, a brilliant inventor, is whisked away by a mysterious Wilbur Robinson in a time machine. Together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist!



Wednesday, July 16th at 2pm

Wall-E

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2008 | 98 mins | Rated G

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.



Wednesday, July 23rd at 2pm

Robots

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2005 | 91 mins | Rated PG

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing it’s sinister new management.



Wednesday, July 30th at 2pm

Mr.Peabody and Sherman

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2014 | 92 mins | Rated PG

The time traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!

Family Movies at the Valdese Public Library

Popcorn and a drink will be available.
Free and Open to the Public.

Every Wednesday at 2:00pm



Wednesday, July 9th at 2pm

Robots

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2005 | 91 mins | Rated PG

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing it’s sinister new management.



Wednesday, July 16th at 2pm

Dolphin Tale

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2011 | 113 mins | Rated PG

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.



Wednesday, July 23rd at 2pm

Disney's Tinkerbell Pirate Fairy

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2014 | 78 mins | Rated G

When Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's Blue Pixie Dust and flies away, Tinker Bell and her friends sets on a journey to get them back.



Wednesday, July 30th at 2pm

The Lego Movie

Movie Poster for Where The Wild Things Are
2014 | 100 mins | Rated PG

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Download the VPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!

Family Movies at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Saturdays at 11:00am
Registration not required for Saturday movies at CBH.



Saturday, July 12th at 11am

The Lego Movie

Movie Poster for Where The Wild Things Are
2014 | 100 mins | Rated PG

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.



Saturday, July 19th at 11am

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Movie Poster for Where The Wild Things Are
2009 | 90 mins | Rated PG

The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.



Saturday, July 26th at 11am

Charlotte's Web

Movie Poster for Where The Wild Things Are
2006 | 97 mins | Rated G

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Download the CBH Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program 2014

Morganton Storytimes
for Summer 2014

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

Library Directions

Pre-Registration required for all storytimes


Kid Eating a Book

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.

July 9th: A House is a Home For Me

Book: Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs
Craft: Bird’s Nest

July 16th: Baby Animals

Book: Where is Baby?
Craft: Baby Animal Booklet

July 23rd: Water Play Day

Meet at Martha’s Park for some hands on water fun on the splash pad with your storytime friends. Water activities will also be provided. Don’t forget your bathing suit!

July 30th: Ooey, Gooey Sensory Day

Today we will be meeting at the library for some hands on sensory fun. We will play with scented and edible playdough, paint with pudding, and make sensory bottles to take home! We are getting messy today!

Download the MPL Babybookworms Summer Reading Program Flyer!



Robot Reading to Girl

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.

July 8th: A Tree Is Nice

Don’t miss out on this special storytime about trees and the pleasures they give us. We’ll learn about the many parts of a tree. Our craft today will be leaf rubbings. Pre-registration is required.

July 15th: Robots Everywhere!

There are all kinds of robots and they are everywhere! From ones up in space, down to the ocean and the ones we use at home. Join us for a story about Clink the robot by Kelly DiPucchio. You will design and build a robot for your very own. Pre-registration is required.

July 22nd: Come, Let's Dance!

Come share the joy of dance with our special guest Lisa Brown from Studio K. You will be introduced to different types of dance and how the movements can tell a story. We’ll learn some dance moves of our own as we skip, spin and sway with storytime. Pre-registration is required.

July 29th: The Wonder in Water

Dive right into this storytime at Martha’s Park. We’ll explore the wonder of water and what it means to us. We’ll create wave bottles and do some water tracing. We’ll have some time to use the water splash pad and playground. Pre-registration is required.

Download the Terrifict Tots Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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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.

July 10th: I’ve Got Rhythm! I’ve Got Music!

Join the Kindermusik fun today with our guest instructor from A Musical Beginning. We’ll learn about different musical instruments and make one to take home. Pre-registration is required.

July 17th: Trees Make a Difference

Join us to learn about why trees are so important and all the benefits they give to us. We’ll learn different parts of the tree and how to identify them by observing their leaves. We’ll be making leaf rubbings. Pre-registration is required.

July 24th: Look to the Sky

Today not only will we learn about the types of clouds; we’ll make fog, rain, a thunderstorm and a tornado! We’ll construct a weather vane for our craft. Pre-registration is required.

July 31st: Bugs, Slugs and our Big Backyard

Have you ever peeked under a rock? Today we’ll meet at the Greenway next to Judges Restaurant to do some exploring with what’s Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. We’ll assemble a bug catcher and go on a nature walk. Pre-registration is required.

Download the Preschool Pals Summer Reading Program Flyer!



whole group of people and robots experimenting

Super Saturday Family Storytime

A multi-age storytime for families.
Every Saturday morning at 10:00am.
June 21st-August 2nd.
Excluding the week of July 4th

Family storytime provides an opportunity for families with children of multiple ages to attend one storytime or for families who can not attend storytime throughout the week an opportunity to attend. Super Saturday Family Storytime will be made up of a combination of our Preschool Pals and Cool Kids Club activities to meet the developmental needs of a wide age range. In order to meet the demands of our Summer Reading Program attendance, we ask that you choose to either attend a weekday storytime OR Super Saturday Family Storytime.

Pre-registration is NOT required but craft supplies may be limited! We look forward to having your family in storytime this summer!

Download the Summer Reading Program Family Storytime at MPL Flyer!


whole group of people and robots experimenting

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.




Wednesday, July 9th at 2pm

Meet the Robinsons

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2007 | 95 mins | Rated G

Lewis, a brilliant inventor, is whisked away by a mysterious Wilbur Robinson in a time machine. Together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist!



Wednesday, July 16th at 2pm

Wall-E

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2008 | 98 mins | Rated G

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.



Wednesday, July 23rd at 2pm

Robots

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2005 | 91 mins | Rated PG

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing it’s sinister new management.



Wednesday, July 30th at 2pm

Mr.Peabody and Sherman

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2014 | 92 mins | Rated PG

The time traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!



Robot and Girl Reading

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.

July 7 & July 8: Science and the Arts

Come to this storytime to find out how science and the arts work together. Listen to the stories of Color Chaos by Lynn Reed, Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman, and Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes Patterns in Nature by Stephen Swinburne. Learn about the Color Wheel, and play the Color Mix-up Game! Make a Kaleidoscope, Stained Glass Pendant, and an Optical Illusion Cat. We will also try out a Color Absorption Experiment. Pre-Registration is required.

July 14 & July 15: Techno Fun

Today we will be reading fun robot stories! We will be working in teams and using our engineering skills to build a balloon tower, and put together robot puzzles. We will use materials from a resource warehouse to build our own robots! Make a Paper Helicopter, a Strawplane, and your own robotic snack using graham crackers and M & M’s! Please bring any aluminum cans that you may have to this storytime. Pre-Registration is required.

July 21 & July 22: Bearded Dragons

Today we will have a special guest: Mrs. Vicki Banditelli bringing her Bearded Dragons. Learn where these reptiles live, what they eat, and how to care for them. We may also have a chance to be hands on with the dragons, and hold them! Pre-Registration is required.

July 28 & July 29: Zoology

Wear your sun hats because today we are going on a safari! Listen to fun stories about the zoo, and then we will go out in to the library to hunt for zoo animals. We will also learn about animal classification. Make a Zoo Animal Mask, Monkey on a Tree, and a Jungle Animal Bracelet. Pre-Registration is required.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Cool Kids Flyer!



Girl Experimenting

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.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014: Sciencetellers

Learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of “Dragons and Dreams.” Want to see dragon’s breath? Get ready to see it, feel it, smell it, and maybe even taste it! This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottle, and more. Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true, and only the most daring will survive to tell the tale! This program will begin at 3pm upstairs in the Mr. Kistler Wing of the library. Pre-Registration is not required.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014: 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics

John Davis from the Western NC 4-H Youth Development Program will be presenting a Junk Drawer Robotics Program. Hands on activities may include building a catapult, a small engine part, and making a robot out of recycled materials. This program is a part of the 4-H Curriculuum. Pre-Registration is required.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014: Catawba Valley Astronomy Club

Jeff Whisenant, Louis Banditelli and the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club will be our special guests today. We will be learning about the science of astronomy, and then going outside to do a solar viewing. Please visit Catawba Valley Astronomy’s Club website at www.catawbasky.org for more information. Pre-Registration is required.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014: Grossology

We will start the program by reading the book Disgusting Animals by Connie Miller. Next we will have a Gross Out Talents Contests, and then begin the gross experiments! Make Vampire Blood, Fake Snot and Barf, a Belch Model, and Googley Eyed Green Blobs. Our snack will be Boogers on a Stick! (Melted cheese on pretzels.). We may even have a Worm Race! Don’t miss out on this super gross event! Pre-Registration is required.

Download the MPL Summer Reading Program Library Explorers Flyer!

Contact the library at 764-9260 x9274 to register

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Library Directions

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

Pre-Registration required for all storytimes


Kid Eating a Book

Baby Bookworms

Each week Ms. Amber will teach some nursery rhymes, sing some lullabies or baby tunes, read fun books, or offer playtime and movement suggestions. We’re so excited about our new Baby Bookworms! We hope to see lots of little ones crawling around the library! For 1 year olds

Thursdays at 9:30 am
Pre-registration Required.

Thursday, July 10 - Bubbles

Nothing is more fun than bubbles! So our book, Thing! by Mick Inkpen, is all about bubbles. Next Ms. Amber will tell a story about a lost bubble called “Little Bubble,” and we end our day by having a bubble extravaganza in the children's room!
Pre-Registration is Required

Thursday, July 17 - Music and Movement

Your baby loves to move and dance so our book is all about moving! In Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, a baby dances with all his stuffed animals. It’s a musical instrument day so we will listen to music and play along with different instruments.
Pre-Registration is Required

Thursday, July 24 - Shapes

Shape recognition begins early in your baby's development, so today we will talk about shapes and read The Wizard Of Oz Shapes by Christopher Harbo. Next is a game called “What's Your Shape?” There's still fun to be had as we have a bouncy ball day with all different kinds of balls.
Pre-Registration is Required

Thursday, July 31 - Big and Small

In today’s story time we will talk a little about opposites such as up and down and big and small. Our book is Panda Big and Panda Small by Jane Cabrera and we will hear a flannel story called “Big Fish”. It’s a craft day so we will use your and your baby's handprints to make a magnet.
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the Baby Bookworms Summer Reading Program Flyer!




Robot Reading to Girl

Terrific Tots

For 2-3 year olds
Mondays at 10:00 am & Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Pre-registration Required.

July 7 and 9: Color Magic

We will be playing a game called “What Color Do I See?” Ms. Sandy has a funny flannel story called “Cat of Many Colors.” Out story today is Snuffy’s Favorite Color by Kelli Chipponeri. Our experiment will be flying rockets, and our craft is a colorful sprinkle picture for you to take home.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 14 and 16: Stormy Day

What’s the weather like today? What sounds does a thunder storm make? Our story today is Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer. We will play with the parachute and sing a silly song about thunder. We will experiment with cloud jars, and our craft will be sky parfaits to enjoy.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 21 and 23: Water World

We all love to play in the water. Today we will be talking about the uses of water and what things live in the water. The story today is Turtle Splash by Cathryn Falwell. We will sing a silly song called slippery fish. The experiment will be displacing water, and the craft will be magic water bottles.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 28 and 30: Zing, Zang, Boom

We are finishing the summer off dancing and singing. Lets play a game of freeze dance and musical chairs. The story today is The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long. Our experiment is “Blow It Up,” and our craft will be a surprise.
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the Terrific Tots Summer Reading Program Flyer!



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Pre-School Pals

For 4-5 year olds
Tuesdays at 11:00 am & Thursdays at 11:00am
Pre-registration Required.

July 8 and 10 - Water

Splish Splash Water! Let’s read Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London and Who's In The Tub by Pascale Constantin. We’re making silly scuba divers today with your picture in it! To end the day let’s go outside and play with the water ball.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 15 and 16 - Movement and Kindermusik

Today we will dance and sing because it’s a music day! The book we are reading is called Five Nice Mice by Chisato Tashiro, and our flannel board story will be “Flying Instruments.” Kindermusik is coming today to share lots of fun with us. The craft for today is a jazzy tambourine.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 22 and 24 - Numbers/Shapes

Shapes are everywhere in our book Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert, and our What's Missing shape game will make you look very closely. Next lets read Over In The Meadow by Olive Wadsworth, all about counting. We are making shape and number wacky pictures.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 29 and 31 - Your Body

Bones, lungs, heart...how does your body work? The books I Dare You Not To Yawn by Helene Boudreau and My Body Your Body by Mike Manning will teach us about what our body can do. You are making a body puzzle today to take home and play with.
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the VPL Preschool Pals Summer Reading Program Flyer!


whole group of people and robots experimenting

Family Movie Matinee

For all ages
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Pre-registration Required.



Wednesday, July 9th at 2pm

Robots

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2005 | 91 mins | Rated PG

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing it’s sinister new management.



Wednesday, July 16th at 2pm

Dolphin Tale

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2011 | 113 mins | Rated PG

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.



Wednesday, July 23rd at 2pm

Disney's Tinkerbell Pirate Fairy

Movie Poster for Monsters Inc.
2014 | 78 mins | Rated G

When Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's Blue Pixie Dust and flies away, Tinker Bell and her friends sets on a journey to get them back.



Wednesday, July 30th at 2pm

The Lego Movie

Movie Poster for Where The Wild Things Are
2014 | 100 mins | Rated PG

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Download the VPL Summer Reading Program Family Movies Flyer!



Girl Experimenting

Library Explorers

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

Tuesday, July 8 - Mad Scientist Day

We begin mad scientist day by reading a book about an experiment gone terribly wrong: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. Mad scientist day would not be complete without a lab coat, so today we will make lab coats out of t-shirts.
Pre-Registration is Required

Tuesday, July 15 - Electric Simple Machines

We’re going electric today as we read The Magic School Bus Gets A Bright Idea by Nancy White. Then, it’s an Angry Birds simple machine day! We will make Angry Birds and catapult them at Piggy towers as we eat Angry Bird snacks.
Pre-Registration is Required

Tuesday, July 22 - Robots/Rockets

What powers a robot? What tools and supplies would you need? Today we will talk about these and other questions, then read about a funny robot in the book Clink by Kelly DiPucchino. We are making stomp rockets today and going outside to launch them.
Pre-Registration is Required

Tuesday, July 29 - Earth Science

Lets dive deep under the earth’s surface as we read The Magic School Bus Inside The Earth by Joanna Cole. We will head outside for some earth exploding fun as we make soda geysers, and then we’ll have a party with yummy science themed snacks.
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the Library Explorers Summer Reading Program Flyer!



Robot and Girl Reading

Cool Kids

For 6-12 year olds. Lots and lots of crafts and experiments this summer for our Cool Kids!

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

July 8 and July 10

Are you a Mad Scientist? Do you need a wacky assistant? Then this is your day! Make Beaker from the Muppets to assist you in your experiments. You must promise to be nicer to Beaker than Dr. Bunsen Honeydew!
Pre-Registration is Required

July 15 and July 17

Computers use binary code, but what is binary code? What would your name look like in binary code? Make a binary code necklace and see!
Pre-Registration is Required

July 22 and July 24

The Cool Kids will build simple triangular paper blocks using multicolored paper to explore basic engineering principles. Who can build the tallest structure? Who can build the strongest? Take your blocks home with instructions to make more!
Pre-Registration is Required

July 29 and July 31

Who likes to play Angry Birds? Did you know the birds use simple machines to help take down the pigs? Make an Angry Bird and then see how many pigs you can destroy!
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the Cool Kids Summer Reading Program Flyer!

Contact the library at 874-2421 to register

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer
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Library Directions

Pre-Registration required for all storytimes

whole group of people and robots experimenting

Family Storytime

For all ages

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Pre-registration Required.

July 10th, 2014:
Sciencetellers

Learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of “Dragons and Dreams.” Want to see dragon’s breath? Get ready to see it, feel it, smell it, and maybe even taste it! This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles, and more. Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true, and only the most daring will survive to tell the tale!
Pre-Registration is Required

July 17th, 2014:
Music and Movement

What does the fox say? Let’s find out! We are playing a musical game today and doing the hokey pokey. Animal Music by Harriet Ziefert will be our book to share. We are making a musical instrument to play at home.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 24th, 2014:
Animals

What is your favorite animal? How many animals can you name? Can you do the animal boogie? Today we are sharing Sparky by Jenny Offill and Puddle Pig by Kim Norman. We have a special animal craft today.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 31st, 2014:
Water

Today is all about the ocean! Have you gone to the beach yet? Don’t you love the waves and sand? We are reading an octopus story and a story about sea slime! It’s eeuwy, gooey, and under the sea. We have a cute beach craft to end our summer program.
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the CBH Family Storytime Summer Reading Program Flyer!

Robot Reading to Girl

Terrific Tots

For 2-3 year olds

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Pre-registration Required.

July 8th, 2014:
Space

We are exploring outer space today. Have you ever seen an alien? How about a spaceship? Our book to share is Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. Hold on to your underpants! We are building a rocket for our craft today.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 15th, 2014:
Music and Movement

What does the fox say? Let’s find out! We are playing a musical game today and doing the hokey pokey. Animal Music by Harriet Ziefert will be our book to share. We are making a musical instrument to play at home.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 22nd, 2014:
Animals

What is your favorite animal? How many animals can you name? Can you do the animal boogie? Today we are sharing Sparky by Jenny Offill and Puddle Pig by Kim Norman. We have a special animal craft today.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 29th, 2014:
Water

Today is all about the ocean! Have you gone to the beach yet? Don’t you love the waves and sand? We are reading an octopus story and a story about sea slime! It’s eeuwy, gooey, and under the sea. We have a cute beach craft to end our summer program.
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the CBH Terrific Tots Summer Reading Program Flyer!

Robot and Girl Reading

Cool Kids

For 6-12 year olds

Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Pre-registration Required.

July 9th, 2014:
Science and The Arts

The arts allow human expression. Music, painting, theatre, and dance are forms of creative endeavors we will explore today. Come enjoy What Does The Fox Say by Ylvis, create marble paintings, bubble art and play charades!
Pre-Registration is Required

July 16th, 2014:
Techno Fun

It’s robots and legos! What could be more fun than creating towers and robots? Today we learn a little LEGO history and discover the science of robotics. Junkyard by Mike Austin is our book to share. Make a juice box robot or box puppet to take home.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 23rdh, 2014:
It's Alive

Today we will explore under the sea. The sea is full of living things. Sea Slime by Ellen Prager will be our book to share. It’s eeuwy, gooey, and under the sea. We are making slime today! It‘s fun and messy. Make your own ocean in a bottle craft to take home.
Pre-Registration is Required

July 30th, 2014:
Wild Weather

Weather is a popular topic. It is always changing and can be severe during the summer months. Today we are experimenting with weather. We will create a fog, make a cloud in a jar, and a tornado in a bottle. Our craft to take home is a lava lamp.
Pre-Registration is Required

Download the CBH Cool Kids Club Summer Reading Program Flyer!

Contact the library at 397-3600 to register

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program 2014

Guidelines | Family Programs | Early Literacy Program | Storytimes

 Guidelines for Participation

Youth ages 1-12 may participate.

Registration begins Monday May 19.

Record all books read/listened to on provided reading record.

Bring reading record to the library each week.

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

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

No programming/incentives June 30-July 5.

All programs free and open to the public; however, storytimes 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 "The Adventure Begins at Your Library."
YA SRP Details


 Family Programs

For details on programs, see the "SRP 2014" tab


Subzero Effect

Using liquid nitrogen, Kidsenses will shatter a ball, make an explosion, and examine the three states of matter!

Saturday, June 14
11:00am at MPL
2:00 pm at VPL

Monday, June 16
6:00pm at CBH


Sciencetellers:
Dragons and Dreams

Learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of “Dragons and Dreams.”

Thursday, July 10
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library at 11am
Morganton Public Library at 3pm
Valdese Public Library at 6pm


BubbleScience

Kidsenses will have lots of custom designed wands to fill the library with bubbles. Literally!

Saturday, July 12
Valdese Public Library at 11am
Morganton Public Library at 2pm

Monday, July 14
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library at 6pm


Bowling for Readers

One Free Game! at Mimosa Lanes in Morganton

Saturday, July 26
Valdese Public Library Readers from 10am-12pm
Morganton Public Library Readers from 2pm-4pm


Pool Party

Join us for an end of summer blast! Pre-registration required!

Monday, July 28
5:30pm-7:30pm at CBH (at Pool!)

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

Family Storytime
For All Ages
Saturday at 10:00 am


Valdese Public Library

Family Movie Matinee
For All Ages
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Baby Bookworms
1 year olds
Thursdays at 9:30am

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

Preschool Pals
4-5 year olds
Tuesdays at 11:00 am and Thursdays 11:00 am

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

Crafty Kids
6-12 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
2-3 year olds
Tuesdays at 10:00 am

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

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