McDowell County Public Library

Kid’s Program & Events


Summer Reading Program

Check out the what’s in store for our Summer Reading Program, which includes a Summer Reading Challenge with prizes, fun activities and crafts, and special performers for kids and their families!

Weekly Events

Family Story Time
Marion Library – Mondays at 10:30-11am (resumes June 19th)
Old Fort Library – Tuesdays at 10:30-11am (resumes June 20th)

Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for preschoolers and their families. As part of the Summer Reading Program, each Story Time will be followed by a story-themed craft (registration required to participate).

Paws for Reading
Registration Required
Marion Library – Thursdays at 4:30-5:30pm
Old Fort Library – Thursdays at 4:30-5:30pm

Dogs are great listeners!  Each week we will have a certified therapy dog at the library.  Children are invited to read to this friendly dog to practice their reading skills without feeling self-conscious while reading to an adult.  Sign up for an appointment at the circulation desk.

To register your child for a program, please stop by your library or call us. Marion Branch – (828) 652-3858; Old Fort Branch – (828) 668-7111.

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013

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  • Find us

    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762