McDowell County Public Library

Kid’s Program & Events

 

Get ready for a ROCKIN’ Summer Reading Program starting June 11th!

 


Preschool and elementary school age children must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.


Special Events

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Drop-In
Marion: Monday, June 11 from 10-2
Old Fort: Tuesday, June 12 from 10-2
Join us as we kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Program with games, crafts, face painting, and more!

The Balloon Lady
Drop-In
O
ld Fort: Friday, June 29 from 11-12
Marion: Friday, June 29 from 3-4
The Balloon Lady is back again for another summer of creative storytelling with her amazing balloons!

Critter Keeper
Drop-In
Old Fort: Friday, July 13 from 11-12
Marion: Friday, July 13 from 3-4
Love snakes, spiders, and other creepy critters? This Critter Keeper show is perfect for you!

B-Rad the Magician
Drop-In
Old Fort: Friday, July 27 from 11-12
Marion: Friday, July 27 from 3-4
Join us as B-Rad the Magician puts on a wacky & fun magic show just for kids!

End of Summer Reading Party
Drop-In
Old Fort: Friday, August 3 from 11-12
Marion: Friday, August 3 from 3-4
Join us as we celebrate the end of an awesome summer reading program with snacks, games, and prizes! Make sure to turn in your completed reading log to be entered for the grand prize.


Programs

Sensory Story Time
Registration Required
Marion Library – 1st Saturdays from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Sensory Story Time is an all-ages program created for the families of children with special needs. Our goal each story time is to engage the senses through interactive books, songs encouraging movement, and other exciting sensory activities.

Family Story Time
Marion Library – Mondays at 10:30-11am
Old Fort Library – Tuesdays at 10:30-11am
Picture books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes, and fun for preschoolers and their families. Targeted age group 3- to 5-year olds, but all are welcome.

Crafts for Little Hands
Drop-In
Marion Library – Mondays at 11-11:30am
Old Fort Library – Tuesdays at 11-11:30am
After Story Time, preschool-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! Targeted age group 3- to 5-year olds, but all are welcome.

Workshop: String Painting
Registration Required
Old Fort: Wednesday, June 13 from11-12
Marion: Wednesday, June 13 from 3-4
Tired of paint brushes? Try out string painting as we create art while listening to classical music!

Workshop: Piano Memo Board
Registration Required
Old Fort: Wednesday, June 20 from 11-12
Marion: Wednesday, June 20 from 3-4
Create the perfect piano memo board to decorate your room!

Workshop: Jazz Painting
Registration Required
Old Fort: Wednesday, June 27 from 11-12
Marion: Wednesday, June 27 from 3-4
Come get inspired as we create abstract art while listening to jazz music.

Workshop: Musical Jewelry
Registration Required
Old Fort: Wednesday, July 11 from 11-12
Marion: Wednesday, July 11 from 3-4
Get ready to create your own musical jewelry for an awesome library dance party.

Workshop: Rainbow Spinners
Registration Required
Old Fort: Wednesday, July 18 from 11-12
Marion: Wednesday, July 18 from 3-4
Come decorate a rainbow spinner to create fantastic optical illusions!

Workshop: Rainsticks
Registration Required
Old Fort: Wednesday, July 25 from 11-12
Marion: Wednesday, July 25 from 3-4
Using paper towel rolls and other household items, we will be making this classic musical craft!

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.


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Check out our shelves for recommendations from the Children’s Room Staff at the McDowell County Public Library!Browse by age/reading level, subject, concept, and even our staff picks.If you have any reading advisory needs, give us a call at (828) 652-3858 or stop by!

Books for 9 to 10 year olds!

The One and Only Ivan
Holes
The Terrible Two
Doll Bones
The War that Saved My Life
The Secret Garden
Frindle
Matilda
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
The Vengekeep Prophecies
The 13-Storey Treehouse
Zita the Spacegirl
Roller Girl
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Inside Out & Back Again
Number the Stars
Rain Reign
The Borrowers
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Wonder


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  • 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
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    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
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