Children's Programs 

Early Literacy Storytime - Online
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall...Do you have a favorite season, or do you like them all? With permission from Simon & Schuster, Miss Pam reads Mouse's First Fall, written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. Help the autumn leaves fall down to the ground with a rhyme and song. Then join Tick-Tock Mouse in "Time to Rhyme" and sing along with Toady the Frog as you let your little light shine! View it here!

TOTs (Time Out for Toddlers) (18 months—3 years)

Join Toady the Frog every Friday at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Mini Theater for a program including books, rhymes, and songs.

Preschool Storysteps (3-5 years)
Come join us each week for thematic stories, music, puppetry, and much more! This storytime is held on Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Mini Theater.

Kidz Story Stretchers (Grades K-2)
An after-school adventure for children on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Share with friends during this fun-filled hour of storytelling! and creative activities.


BOOK-A-TIVITIES (Grades 3-5)
Join us on Wednesdays in the Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. for a program that includes books and interactive S.T.E.A.M. activities.
Registration is required.

For more information or to register for programs, call 252-638-7815 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Book Clubs

Rather Be Reading Book Club
Rather Be Reading is the new fiction book club at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Rather Be Reading mets every third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Read More.

Fundamentals Nonfiction Book Club
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library is introducing a NEW in-person book club called Fundamentals that will focus on nonfiction work. It mets every third Thursday at 11 a.m. in the New Bern conference room. Read More.

Cover to Cover (Young Adult Graphic Novel Book Club)
Cover to Cover is a New Bern - Craven County Library young adult book club and focuses on providing engaging content for grades 9-12. We will not be reading content rated as Mature. First Saturday every month @ 4 p.m. at the New Bern Library.  Read More.

Page Turners
- Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 6-8
Meets every other Monday at 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Read More.

Special Events

Sign Language For Beginners
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library will be offering sign language courses during the month of October. Read More.

Halloween Movie Night: Nosferatu
It’s Halloweentime, and we at the library want you to know about it! On Friday, October 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., we will be screening the classic silent film Nosferatu in our auditorium. No registration needed, and refreshments provided! If you have any questions, please contact the New Bern Reference Department at 252-638-7807 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Read More.

Ghost Hunt at the Library
Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to do an actual paranormal investigation? Well you can experience it yourself at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library! On Saturday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. Read More.

Urban Legends: Mysteries in America
Urban Legends: Mysteries in America will be at the New Bern Branch on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 4 p.m. in our auditorium. The event is open to all, and refreshments will be provided. Read More.