McDowell County Public Library

Kid’s Program & Events


Weekly Events


Preschool Storytime
Marion Library – Mondays at 10:30-11am
Old Fort Library – Tuesdays at 10:30-11am

Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for pre-school aged children.

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.

LEGO© Builders Club
Marion Library – Mondays at 4:30-5:30pm

This is an activity for children ages 5 and up. They will be building with LEGO© bricks to complete different challenges each week.

Game Day
Old Fort Library – Wednesdays at 3:30-4:30pm

LEGO© challenges, board games, crafts, and outdoor fun! For school-age children, ages 5 and up.

Monthly Events


Crafts for Little Hands
Marion Library – 2nd Monday of the month at 11-11:30am
Old Fort Library – 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11-11:30am

Each month, pre-school aged children are invited to craft at the library. Dress for a mess because we will be using glue, scissors, paints, paper, markers, crayons and much more!

Children’s Craft Time
Registration Required
Marion Library – 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:30-5:30pm

School-aged kids (ages 5+) are invited to show off their artistic side and make a fun craft!

Battle of the Books Club
Registration Required
Marion Library- 1st Thursday of month at 4:30-5:30pm
Old Fort Library – 3rd Wednesday of month at 4:30-5:30pm

Hang out with other youth who are reading books on NC’s Elementary School Battle of the Books List.  Each month we’ll pick a new book from the list to discuss, enjoy snacks, and complete a fun group activity!

March – Savvy by Ingrid Law
April – Greetings from Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor
May – A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole

  • 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