Family Programs & Events
SUMMER READING REGISTRATION
Blast into summer reading! Drop in at any of the 4 locations Saturday, June 1, for assistance with online Summer Reading Program registration.
Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry and Swansboro: Drop in Jun 1; 12-2pm
Richlands: Drop in Jun 1; 11-1pm
INSANE SCIENCE GUY
Discover a land where pumpkins are prisons, dragons live in towers of ice, wolves sneeze down houses and science tells the rest of the story!
Jacksonville: Jun 21; 2pm
Richlands: Jun 20; 2pm
Sneads Ferry: Jun 21; 10am
Swansboro: Jun 20; 10:30am
ERIC CARLE’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Enjoy activities and crafts throughout the day as we celebrate Author Eric Carle on his 90th birthday! Sing Happy Birthday at 2pm where light refreshments will be served.
Swansboro: Jun 25; 11- 3pm
In a world where technology and society are changing at the speed of light, our hero Maximus Mars stands to challenge bullies wherever they may be found, in life, online or out of this world. Blast off to an exciting anti-bullying adventure.
Sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter Georgetown High School National Alumni Association Inc. and supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of National and Cultural Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jacksonville: Jun 28; 2pm
The Act!vated Story Theatre will be igniting imaginations and inspiring creativity with amusing multicultural folktales from around the world.
Jacksonville: Jul 12; 2pm
Richlands: Jul 11; 2pm
Sneads Ferry: Jul 12; 10am
Swansboro: July 11; 10:30am
SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM
OCPL is partnering with Onslow County Schools to provide free lunch Monday and Wednesdays for 3 weeks in July. This program is available to children under 18-years old. Meals must be eaten in the library. (No take-out permitted).
Jacksonville: Jul 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31;1-2:30 pm
Onslow County Museum will present “Artemis to Apollo.” This fun and educational program will be a blast for the whole family!
Richlands: Jul 18; 2pm
MOON LANDING CELEBRATION
Activities, crafts and games are a great way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NASA moon landing!
Jacksonville: Jul 20; 10:30am
OUT OF THIS WORLD BINGO
Join us for an afternoon of space themed BINGO! Here is your chance to win school supplies and much more!
Richlands: Jul 25; 2pm
PARENT & CHILD PROM
Dress in your best and join us for food, pictures, dancing and activities during our parent and child prom. Registration required.
Swansboro: Jul 26 6:30-8pm
Let’s celebrate Parent’s Day with fun and friendly competition. Challenge your family to relay races and silly games!
Jacksonville: Jul 28; 2pm
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Head out to the Richlands Branch Library to cool down with an ice cream social! Registration required.
Richlands: Aug 1; 2pm
YASU THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Yasu Ishida will combine traditional Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic, and storytelling into a fun and engaging family storytime event!
Jacksonville: Aug 8; 2pm
Richlands: Aug 8; 11am
Sneads Ferry: Aug 9; 10am
Swansboro: Aug 9; 2pm
SUMMER READING FAMILY WRAP UP
Wrap up our summer reading program with yard games, crafts, movies and fun! Celebrate the end of summer reading and get ready to jump into fall!
Jacksonville: Aug 10; 10:30-1pm
BACK TO SCHOOL BINGO
It is time for Bingo! Come to the Sneads Ferry Library to play Bingo for a chance to win fun school supplies!
Sneads Ferry: Aug 15; 5:30pm
BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCE FAIR
Find out how your library and community can help you excel! From preschool to high school, OCPL and community partners have hundreds of resources available to give you a step up! Explore digital resources, programming, senior timelines, and more---all at your own pace.
Jacksonville: Aug 17; 10-12pm
SEA TURTLE TALK
Roger Alvis and Kathleen Alvis-Adams, volunteers with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation, will be giving a sea turtle talk. Stop in to learn about sea turtles, including the Loggerhead turtle, and find out what sea turtle volunteers do.
Swansboro: Aug 24; 1pm
Missed a STEAM program or craft or just want to repeat your favorite? Join us to “Catch-Up” on crafts. While supplies last.
Richlands: Every Saturday; 11-1pm*
SATURDAY FAMILY MOVIE MATINÉE
Join us when the sun peaks and the heat is hot! A/C, popcorn, and a great movie!
Jacksonville: Jun 22 & Jul 27; 2pm
Explore activities and crafts that stretch imaginations and increase fine motor skills during our super Saturday events!
Swansboro: Jun 15, Jul 20, & Aug 17; 10-12pm
LEGO MY LIBRARY
Children are invited to express their creativity and show their Lego building techniques, from simple to advanced.
Richlands: Every Monday; 1-2pm*
Swansboro: Jun 21, Jul 19 & Aug 16; 4pm