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5 Things to do with your Kids at Cabarrus County Libraries this Winter

Jan 30, 2018 03:50PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of the Cabarrus County Library.

It's still cold out. The days are getting shorter, but they still feel pretty long. How do you keep the kids entertained while you wait for warmer weather? 

The Cabarrus County library system luckily offers plenty of options and classes for you and your little ones to enjoy. Why not take advantage of them while you're stuck indoors? Read on to explore our 5 favorite things that the Cabarrus County library system has to offer this winter. 

1. Toddler Story Time

All branched offer a Toddler Story Time at varying times, so be sure to check their calendar for appropriate times. 

These events are for walking-3-year-olds and require a caregiver to be with them. Along with stories, you can expect songs, finger plays and more. This is followed by playtime for toddlers and networking for parents. It's a great opportunity for everyone!

Toddler Story Time - Concord Branch - start Jan 31 2018 0915AM

Toddler Story Time - Concord Branch - Wednesdays at 09:15AM &10:15AM

Ages Walking-3 years with caregiver - Stories, songs, finger plays and more, followed by playtime for toddlers and networking for parents. Read More » 


2. Half Day Adventure Camps 

Maybe the weather has cooled off and it's time to get outside. Get your kids out and about in these completely outdoor Half Day Adventure Camps. Campers will interact and discover the natural world around them, complete with multiple animal encounters in Critter Camps. 

A variety of experiences from paddleboat polo and mini-golf to creek stomping and hiking will engage young minds in Adventure Camp. Kayak and log-rolling camps will increase participants confidence in the water. Watercraft Teen Camp (with expedition) will engage our older campers in all types of water sports including kayaking, logrolling, canoeing, paddle boating, and tubing. 

"We will even be offering archery camp for the warrior in all of us," the library website says. "Spring break camp will be out of this world with the theme of Star Wars!"

The camp starts February 12th. Sessions vary, as do the focus and age groups. Learn more here

3. Pokemon Club!


In February, there will be two events with the Pokemon Club at two different libraries.

Trainers of all skill levels are welcome to join and test their skills. Both Pokémon trading cards and video games are welcome. Bring your own cards or games. The library will provide loaner decks if you do not have your own cards.

The first event is February 10th at the Harrisburg Library. The second at the Concord Library on the 23rd. Visit our calendar to find out more. 

4. Fairy Tale Day: Family Story Time

Once upon a time in a land far, far away….

Join the Mt. Pleasant Library for their Fairy Tale Day! This day takes place on February 22nd and kicks off with a Fairy Tale Day: Family Story Time at 10:30am.

Then, starting at 4:30, you can continue the celebration by getting to create fairy dust, build dragons, and become a licensed Bigfoot hunter. "Stay and listen to some of our favorite fairy tales," their website says, "and be sure to wear your favorite movie prince or princess costume!"

So, grab your favorite tiara and costume and join the library for some fairytale fun. 

5. STEAM at the Library

Courtesy of the Cabarrus County website.
Starting March 2nd at the Kannapolis Branch Library, every Friday children from ages 5-12 can drop in for some STEAM activities. 

STEAM is all about focusing on the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math side of things.

According to this, "STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things."

STEAM with the Library - start Mar 02 2018 0200PM

STEAM with the Library - Starting in March, Every Friday at 2:00PM

Ages 5-12 — Drop in for some STEAM activities. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). Read More » 


What are you doing with your family while we wait for warmer weather? Let us know in the comments! 

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