McDowell County Public Library

2019-2020 Winter Programs for Kids

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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!

Every Thursday at 4:30pm – Marion Branch Library
Kids ages 5-10 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute reading session with one of our therapy dogs. A fun way to build literacy skills and confidence! Free and open to the public. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

First Saturday at 12:00 – Marion Branch Library
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. Registration required.

Special Programs

The Lab: Gingerbread Houses
Wednesday, December 4th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, December 11th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Test your engineering skills by building a gingerbread house! For school-age children, ages 5+.

The Studio: Perler Bead Ornaments
Wednesday, December 18th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month: Come create beautiful seasonal keepsakes with perler beads! For school-age children, ages 5+.

3rd Annual “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Party
Saturday, December 21st 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Join us for a wonderfully terrible celebration of all things Grinch! We will be reading the classic tale, crafting, and sharing a variety of Grinch-themed snacks. Trust us – you won’t want to miss this party!

New Years Eve Storytime @ MACA
Tuesday, December 31st at 9:00pm

McDowell County Public Library and the McDowell Art Council Association are excited to bring you a family friendly way to celebrate the New Year! Join us at MACA for a special storytime and 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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    Marion Library

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

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    Monday: Closed
    Tues: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
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    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

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

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    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

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    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762