McDowell County Public Library

Children’s Programs and Events

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

Preschool Storytime

Mondays 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at the Historic Tailgate Market in Marion

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime outside the Old Fort Library 

Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for preschool-aged children.

Juvenile Storytime

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Join Ms. Danielle  in our CLOSED Facebook group (McDowell Library Children Services) as she reads a few chapters of The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Recommended for children in Grades 2-5.

Preschool Bilingual Storytime 

Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Join Ms. Desiree and Ms. Megan for Preschool Bilingual Storytime in our CLOSED Facebook Group (McDowell Library Children Services)

Books in both English and Spanish for preschool-aged children.

Bedtime Stories

Fridays at 7 p.m.

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

Take and Make Crafts!

Friday, October 15th at 10 a.m. Craft Kit Pickup at both Library Branches

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

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762