McDowell County Public Library

March Storytime & Crafts for Kids

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Upcoming February Events

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, March 6, March 13, March 20, and March 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Megan for Preschool Storytime at the Marion Library.

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

Tuesdays, March 7, March 14, March 21, and March 28 at 10:30 a.m. 

Join Mrs. Kelly for Preschool Storytime at the Old Fort Library.

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

Crafts for Little Hands 

Second Monday, March 13 at 11:00am – Marion Branch Library 

Second Tuesday, March 14 at 11:00am – Old Fort Branch Library 

Once a month 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 old, but all are welcome.

Special February Events

Super Saturdays Every 1st Saturday of each month at 12:00 pm at the Old Fort Library

Map It Out

March 4th Old Fort Library 12pm-2pm

Let’s learn how to make maps!


Rainbow Perler Beads

March 15th Marion Library 4pm-5pm

Join Ms. Megan for a STEAM activity making Rainbows with Perler Beads.


Please join our CLOSED Facebook page by searching McDowell Library Children Services for updates, videos and more from our Children’s Library!


 Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

Join Mrs. Kelly or Ms. Megan for a bedtime stories in our CLOSED Facebook group (McDowell Library Children Services)


Juvenile Storytime

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Juvenile readers (2nd-5th grade) join Ms. Megan in our CLOSED Facebook group (McDowell Library Children Services) as we begin a Cam Jansen mystery. We will read a chapter each session out of the book Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler.



Craft Pick-up for February!



The McDowell County Public Library have Literacy Bookbags available for checkout at the Marion and Old Fort libraries at the Children’s Circulation Desk. The purpose of the Literacy Bookbags is to help families get involved in improving their child’s literacy skills and provide families with the tools to help them become their child’s first teacher.

What’s Included:

  • (4) Curated Storytime books based on a theme
  • Literacy tips
  • Fun learning activities to allow for communication between parent and child
  • Colorings pages
  • And songs (that can be used along with scarves and egg shakers)


 Have a question about a program posted?  Call us at either 828-652-3858 for Marion or 828-668-7111 for Old Fort.

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    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
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    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
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    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

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