McDowell County Public Library

Children’s Programs

Welcome to our Children’s Program Page where you can find upcoming programs for children from Birth to 5th Grade. To see a full list of programs for all ages, check out our Program Calendar.

Preschool Storytime

 

Monday, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29 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.

Wednesday, April 3, April 10, April 17, and April  24 at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Megan 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 

Monday, April 8 at 11:00am – Marion Library

Wednesday, April 10 at 11:00am – Old Fort Branch Library 

Every second Monday and Wednesday, 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.

Una vez al mes después de la Hora de Cuentos, los niños de edad preescolar están invitados a hacer manualidades en la biblioteca. Traigan vestimiento que se pueda ensuciar porque usaremos pegamento, tijeras, pinturas, papel, marcadores, crayones y mucho más! Grupo de edad preferible para los Niños de edad 3 a 5 años, pero todos son bienvenidos.

Circle of Parents Facilitated by Amanda Tippey

Monday mornings following story time at the Marion Public Library. Enjoy refreshments, coffee, conversation with other parents, and support during this season of parenting!

(No Circle of Parents after Storytime on Monday, April 1st)

Specifically geared toward parents of pre-school aged children (ages 0-5). Children are welcome! For questions, please email Amanda Tippey, Facilitator at amanda.tippey@mcdowell.k12.nc.us.

Los lunes por la mañana después de la hora del cuento en la Biblioteca Pública de Marion. ¡Disfrute de refrigerios, café, conversación con otros padres y apoyo durante esta temporada de crianza!

Dirigido específicamente a padres de niños en edad preescolar (de 0 a 5 años). ¡Los niños son bienvenidos! Si tiene preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a Amanda Tippey, Facilitadora a

amanda.tippey@mcdowell.k12.nc.us.

Special Event

Spring Fling

Wednesday, April 3 at 1pm -Marion Library

Join us for games, crafts, prizes, guest storytimes, snacks, BINGO, seed planting, community resources, and much more!!!

Elementary Programs

The Amazing World of Plants presented by EcoExplore

Tuesday, April 2 at 4pm -Old Fort Library

Join us for an educational program with the North Carolina Arboretum to learn all about the many different plants that call Western North Carolina their home! Come ready to hear about the ecoEXPLORE program, find out what makes a plant a plant, how plants make their own food, where different plants can be found, plus much more!

¡Únase a nosotros en un programa educativo con el Arboreto de Carolina del Norte para aprender todo sobre las diferentes plantas que llaman hogar al oeste de Carolina del Norte! Venga preparado para escuchar sobre el programa ecoEXPLORE, descubra qué hace que una planta sea una planta, cómo las plantas producen su propio alimento, dónde se pueden encontrar diferentes plantas, ¡y mucho más!

The Studio- String Pulling Art

Wednesday, April 17 at 4pm – Marion Library

The Studio is an Art program for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students will learn about art using different creation techniques and art mediums. This month students will use yarn, paint, and paper to make a flower design.

El Estudioes un programa de arte para estudiantes desde el Kinder hasta quinto grado. Los estudiantes aprenderán sobre el arte utilizando diferentes técnicas de creación y medios artísticos. Este mes estaremos haciendo Arte de técnica del hilo.

Virtual Programs

First Chapter Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Join Ms. Megan for the first chapter of a new book that has been added to our collection.

Bedtime Stories

Fridays at 7 p.m.

Bedtime Story read at 7 p.m. by either Ms. Megan in our CLOSED Facebook group (McDowell Children Library Services)

 

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.

  • 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: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    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
    Directions

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
    Directions