Serving all of Cherokee County!

Serving all of Cherokee County!

Summer Reading

Programs for Children

Main Library

Early Literacy Storytime
(birth – 3 years)

After School Storytime
(ages 4-11)

Blacksburg Branch

Story & Activity Time
(ages birth – 11 years)

Main Library

Tween Time
(8 – 11 years)

Main Library

Family Storytime
(all ages)

Blacksburg Library

Family Storytime
(all ages)
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Upcoming Events

June 1, 2017
  • Children: Family Movie (All Ages)

    June 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Monster Trucks (PG): Tripp befriends a creature after it stumbles into his junkyard and begins feasting on all the oil in sight. Snacks will be served.

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June 6, 2017
  • Children: Read to the Dogs (Ages 5+)

    June 6, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    You're invited to read to real dog. Perfect for beginning to advanced readers. Attendance is limited.

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June 7, 2017
  • Children: Build a Better World with Ronald McDonald (All Ages)

    June 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Ronald McDonald is back with a fantastic program. It's a show that's fun for the whole family.

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  • Children: Build a Better World with Ronald McDonald (All Ages)

    June 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Ronald McDonald is back with a fantastic program. It's a show that's fun for the whole family.

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June 8, 2017
  • Children: Tween Time (Ages 8 - 12)

    June 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Slime’Cano: Build a fizzy volcano out of slime.

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June 13, 2017
  • Children: Meet Peaches the Cat (All Ages)

    June 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Gaffney's mascot, Peaches, will be here to take photos and color with fans. Join us for a chance to win a coloring book.

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  • Children: Meet Peaches the Cat (All Ages)

    June 13, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Gaffney's mascot, Peaches, will be here to take photos and color with fans. Join us for a chance to win a coloring book.

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June 14, 2017
  • Children: Early Literacy Storytime (Ages 0-3)

    June 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Build a Better world all summer long by attending storytimes at the Gaffney Library. Stop by for interactive stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, crafts, and build-it playtime.

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  • Children: Blacksburg Story and Activity Time (Ages Birth - 11)

    June 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    SKYSCRAPERS! We will read books that lift us higher, listen to ‘This is the House That Jack Built’ play and make Paint Strip Skyscraper Art.

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  • Children: Afterschool Storytime (Ages 4-11)

    June 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Build a Better world all summer long by attending storytimes at the Gaffney Library. Stop by for interactive stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and crafts. Today’s storytime will feature Yoga stories and movements. Participants will receive a free yoga mat while supplies last.

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June 15, 2017
  • Children: Sciencetellers: Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales (All Ages)

    June 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Set sail with us on a thrilling action packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. Audience participation encouraged.

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  • Children: Sciencetellers: Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales (All Ages)

    June 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Set sail with us on a thrilling action packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. Audience participation encouraged.

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June 20, 2017
  • Children: Family Movie: Secret Life of Pets (PG) (All ages)

    June 20, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Max’s life changes in all the wrong ways when his owner rescues a stray dog. After he’s accidentally captured by the dog catcher, he must band together with a rebellious bunny and his gang of abandoned animals as they seek out the humans who have been mean to them. Snacks will be served.

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  • Children: Ancient Art of Bonsai Presentation (All Ages)

    June 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Learn about the Bonsai Art Form using trees grown miniature in containers. Watch an inspiring video, ask an experienced specialist questions, and view live Bonsai plants. There will be specimens about 15 or more years old and yet stand only a few feet tall.

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June 21, 2017
  • Children: Early Literacy Storytime (Ages 0-3)

    June 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Build a Better world all summer long by attending storytimes at the Gaffney Library. Stop by for interactive stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, crafts, and build-it playtime.

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  • Children: Tween Art Class (Ages 8 - 12)

    June 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Members of CAVA will be teaching us how to create a work of art. Registration limited.

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  • Children: Blacksburg Story and Activity Time (Ages Birth - 11)

    June 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    WHAT’S BENEATH YOUR FEET? We will read books that explore below the ground, watch a video of the ‘Fossil Rock Anthem’, and make Stone Art Designs.

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  • Children: Afterchool Storytime (Ages 4-11)

    June 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Build a Better world all summer long by attending storytimes at the Gaffney Library. Stop by for interactive stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, crafts, and build-it playtime.

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June 22, 2017
  • Children: Tween Time: Minecraft Pixel Art (Ages 8 - 12)

    June 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Minecraft Pixel Art: Paint a pixel Creeper.

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