McDowell County Public Library

2019 Summer Reading Program for Kids

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

How does the summer reading program work?

  • The Kids program is for children birth to rising 5th grade.
  • Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading or at library programs on the provided reading log.
  • Each sticker equals 10 MINUTES spent reading or time spent at library programs for a total of 8 HOURS per reading log!
  • One raffle ticket will be entered into the drawing for every 2 HOURS. Just bring your log in to redeem your ticket!
  • Once you’ve completed the entire reading log, bring it in to be entered into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE. Want more chances to win? Keep reading!
  • Drawings for prizes will take place at our End of Summer Reading Party on Friday, August 2nd @ 11am in Old Fort and 3pm in Marion.

Recurring Children’s Programs

Family Story Time + Craft
Mondays, 10:30am at the Marion Branch Library
Tuesdays, 10:30am at the Old Fort Branch Library

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

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

Wednesday, July 17 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Wednesday, July 17 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Come make beautiful moon rocks that are just as dark and full of sparkle as outer space!

Wednesday, July 24 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Wednesday, July 24 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Use recycled materials to design and decorate your own three-dimensional rocket!

Critter Keeper

Friday, July 26 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Friday, July 26 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Love snakes, spiders, and other creepy critters? This Critter Keeper show is perfect for you!

Wednesday, July 31 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Wednesday, July 31 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Come recreate the magic of our galaxy in a glass jar!

End of Summer Reading Party
Friday, August 2 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Friday, August 2 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
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!

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
The Terrible Two
Doll Bones
The War that Saved My Life
The Secret Garden
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

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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

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762