McDowell County Public Library

Kid’s Programs

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Recurring Children’s Programs

Preschool Story Time
Mondays, 10:30am – Marion Branch Library
Tuesdays, 10:30am – Old Fort Branch Library

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for books, songs, and rhymes.

Crafts For Little Hands
2nd Mondays, 11:00am – Marion Branch Library
2nd Tuesdays, 11:00am – Old Fort Branch Library
Once a month after Story Time, preschool-aged children are invited to craft at the library.

Afterschool Adventures
Tuesdays, 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Thursdays, 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
This is an activity for children ages 5 and up. LEGO Challenges, board games, crafts, and outdoor fun!

 

Special Programs

The Studio: Ink Resist
Wednesday, February 19th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month:  Use oil pastels & India ink to create amazing resist paintings! For school-age children, ages 5+.

The Lab: Skittle Science
Wednesday, March 4th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 11th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Get ready for colorful Skittle science! For school-age children, ages 5+!

Super Saturday: Cactus Pet Rock
Saturday, March 21st 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Come make the cutest cactus pet rock you have ever seen!

The Studio: Skittle Pixel Art
Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 25th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month: We are making edible pixel art out of Skittles! For school-age children, ages 5+.

The Lab: Invisible Ink
Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, April 8th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Come learn about the science behind invisible ink! For school-age children, ages 5+!

Super Saturday: Bubble Painting
Saturday, April 18th 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Come join the fun as we try to paint with bubbles!

The Studio: Splatter Paint
Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 25th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month:
Create unique designs using a tape resist technique and splatter paint! For school-age children, ages 5+.

The Lab: Science of Fingerprints
Wednesday, May 6th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, May 13th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: We are investigating the science behind fingerprints!  For school-age children, ages 5+!

Super Saturday: Decorating Party
Saturday, May 16th 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Join the decorating party! We are going to have snacks and tons of fun as we  make a variety of decorations for the 2020 Summer Reading Program!

The Studio: Pattern Stamping
Wednesday, May 20th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, May 27th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month:
Create your own stamps to build a beautiful pattern! For school-age children, ages 5+.

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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    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
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    Monday: Closed
    Tues: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
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    Fax 828-652-2098

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    Marion, NC 28752
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