McDowell County Public Library

2019-2020 Winter Programs for Kids

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

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

New Years Eve Storytime @ MACA
Tuesday, December 31st at 9:00pm – McDowell Art Council Association
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.

The Lab: Snow Day
Wednesday, January 8th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, January 15th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Ready for a snow day? Let’s make some snow! For school-age children, ages 5+!

Family BINGO
Saturday, January 18th 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Are you ready to play a game of BINGO? The whole family is invited for games, snacks, & prizes!

The Studio: Loofah Snowy Owl
Wednesday, January 22nd at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, January 29th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month: Use a loofah to make a beautiful snowy owl! 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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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: 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

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762