Family Programs & Events
WINTER READING CHALLENGECurl up with a good book this winter season and earn prizes and rewards for your efforts! Our winter reading challenge will kick off on the New Year and end February 29, 2020. Prizes and gift cards will be available for adults, children, and teen participants! Visit http://reading.onslowcountync.gov for more information and to register.
Onslow County Public Library is happy to offer a special storytime for families with specialneeds children! We are aware of the growing need for an environment that meets the needs of our special needs youth patrons. Traditional storytimes can be overwhelming for many young children and our special needs storytime works to overcome that concern. Our sensory friendly storytime is inclusive not exclusive, siblings are encouraged to join in on the fun! This storytime differs from the regular storytime by focusing on the senses and the layout of the room; using a picture schedule to assist with transitioning; and encouraging interaction. These special storytimes are held monthly at both the Jacksonville/Main Library and the Richlands Branch Library. Interested participants are encouraged to reach out to the library for more information or to sign up today! Registration is requested.
Jacksonville: Dec 15, Jan 19 & Feb 16; 2pm
Richlands: Dec 13, Jan 10 & Feb 14; 10:30am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy carnival-style games, winter treats, and more!
Jacksonville: Dec 6; 7-8:30pm
Enjoy stories, crafts, and snacks as we take a ride on the Polar Express. Fun for all ages and a visit from Santa! Registration is required.
Swansboro: Dec 13; 6-8pm
NOON YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY Everybody cut loose! Put on your dancing shoes and join us for music and movement as we sing, shake, and be-bop until the countdown to noon for the new year!
All Branches: Dec 31; 11:30am
CHINESE NEW YEAR Enjoy stories, crafts, and snacks as we celebrate the Year of the Rat.
Jacksonville: Jan 25; 10:30am
STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER & REUNION BREAKFAST Bring your favorite stuffed buddy to the library for a sleepover! Join us the following morning for breakfast and a slideshow of your buddy’s overnight adventures.
Jacksonville: Sleepover Drop-off: Jan 31; 5pm ; Reunion Breakfast: Feb 1; 10am
Swansboro: Sleepover Drop-off Feb 14; 5pm ; Reunion Breakfast: Feb 15, 10am
FANCY NANCY TEA PARTY! Come dressed in your best tea attire and enjoy light refreshments and crafts!
Registration is required.
Richlands: Feb 1; 11-12pm & 1-2pm
BOOKS, BROWNIES, AND BINGO! Families are invited for a fun evening of bingo! Enjoy traditional bingo games with books for all ages as prizes. Brownies and milk will be served.
Sneads Ferry: Feb 7; 6:30-8:00pm
HARRY POTTER NIGHT Calling all Harry Potter fans! You are invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Please leave your broomsticks at the door and keep your wands at the ready.
Dress code: Wizarding robes or Muggle attire.
Jacksonville: Feb 14; 7-8:30pm
Richlands: Feb 7; 6-8pm
LOWES WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Join the Cape Carteret Lowes for a woodworking workshop for kids. Sign up for
hands-on fun with your little one.
Swansboro: Feb 29; 11am
FAMILY FUN DAY Bring the whole family to the library and enjoy some wholesome family fun!
Richlands: Dec 7 (Cocoa and Crafts); 11-1pm
Jan 11 (Chinese New Year); 11-1pm
Feb 8 (Valentines Galore!); 11-1pm
LEGO MY LIBRARY Express your creativity and show off your Lego building techniques! From simple to advanced we want to see it all!
Jacksonville: Dec 13, Jan 10 & Feb 14; 4pm
Richlands: Friday; drop-in 9-5pm
Swansboro: Dec 20, Jan 17 & Feb 21; 4pm