Family Programs & Events

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Summer Reading Concert!

Get ready to ROCK OUT with Big, Bang, Boom! Bring the whole family and enjoy an indoor concert.
Onslow County Government Center: Jun 24; 11am and 2pm

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party!

Wrap up Summer Reading with a concert! Three Rivers Band will be putting on a fantastic bluegrass concert. Come on out to the Sneads Ferry Branch Library for music, popcorn, and a great time!
Sneads Ferry: Jul 30; 6pm

STORYTIMES

Introduce books, reading, and language through stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Come learn fun ways to help build the early literacy skills children need to become successful readers! This summer, to promote safe programming and social distancing, story times will be held outdoors at each branch---weather permitting, no rain dates. 

FAMILY STORYTIMES (OUTDOORS)
Jacksonville: Every Tues; 9:30am
Richlands: Every Thurs; 10:30am
Sneads Ferry: Every Tues; 10:30am
Swansboro: Every Tues; 9:30am

FAMILY DANCE PARTY! (OUTDOORS)
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for music and movement as we sing, shake and be-bop the morning away!
Richlands: Jun 3; 10:30am
Sneads Ferry: Jul 28; 10:30am

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR
Get ready for school with OCPL and our community partners. Discover resources to give your family a step up!
Jacksonville: Aug 14; 10am-1pm

FAMILY PUZZLE WEEK COMPETITION
Join us for family puzzle week! Pick up your mystery puzzle at your branch and spend time with your family putting it together. Enter by posting a photo on OCPL's social media or emailing it to Library Program Assistant Lisa Kozlowski on or before July 31! For more information, call our Swansboro Branch Library at 910.326.4888.
Puzzle Pick up: Jul 1-9
Prize Drawing: Jul 31

MAKERSPACE MONDAY
Get ready to explore new heights with OCPL’s Mobile Makerspace! The mobile units will rotate throughout all 4 branch locations. Every Monday in June we will dive into 3D Printing, Circuits (school age/teens only) Sewing/Embroidery, and Virtual Reality! Space is limited. Sign up today!

LEGO MY LIBRARY
Come express your creativity and show off your Lego building skills. Completed Lego projects will be placed on display throughout the library!
Richlands: Jun 25 & Jul 16; 10-11am