Share the Love: Valentine’s Day at Your Library

books shaped like a heart

Sometimes when we talk about Valentine's Day, we immediately picture greeting cards, romance and chocolate. But Valentine's Day is a good reminder to tell all of our loved ones (not only our sweethearts) how glad we are that they're in our lives. It's also a great opportunity to spread love and kindness in our community. We appreciate the love you show the Library every day of the year, as users, advocates, volunteers and supporters. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to let you know we love you back!

During the month of February, we invite you to share the love in many different ways with these special events, storytimes and community service projects. Or just visit us to check out a book—it always warms our hearts to see you. 

Events for children

 
Celebrate Valentine's Day!
ImaginOn
2/14/2017
Drop into the Spangler Library any time between 9:00am and 2:00pm to celebrate Valentine's Day with us.  We'll have a special holiday-themed storytime at 10:30am, holiday make-and-takes, literacy activities, games and more! For families and preschoolers ages 3-5.
Let off some S.T.E.A.M. 
Cornelius Library
2/18/2017 at 2:00 PM
Feel the attraction with these post Valentine's Day magnetic experiments, including magnetic mazes and magnetic slime. Then put your math skills to the test with geoboard and tangram fun. Registration is required and begins Saturday, January 21st at 3 p.m. To register, call 704-416-3800. For K-5th gradeers.

Story Explorers: Silly Love Stories
ImaginOn
2/18/2017 at 2:00 PM
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Join us as we share silly love stories in honor of Valentine's Day. Don't worry, nothing too mushy! For ages 5-11.

 

Events for preteens and teens

Valentine's Day Candy Crash
Mint Hill Library
2/14/2017 at 6:00 PM
Make your own Valentine's candy to take home! Learn how to make simple confectioner's concoctions at home, then create your own sweets to take with you! Registration required. For preteen (10-11) and teens (12-18).

Events for teens (ages 12-18)

 
Community Service Saturday: Teddy & Friends
West Boulevard Library
2/4/2017 at 2:00 PM
Donated teddy bears will be sent to a women’s shelter for children on Valentine’s Day. Participants will also have the opportunity to make their Valentine's Day cards to accompany the teddy bears.
STEM 101: DIY Spa Creations
Steele Creek Library
2/11/2017 at 10:00 AM
Make fun bath products to keep or give as a Valentine’s Day gift.
 
Basic Coding with Scratch
Main Library, Job Help Center (Computer Lab A) 
2/13/2017 at 2:00 PM
Come join us to learn some coding basics and create an e-card just in time for Valentine's Day! No previous coding experience is necessary. Registration required. (For teens and adults.)
 
Poetry & Pancakes: Valentine’s Day Edition
ImaginOn (in The Loft) 
2/13/2017 at 4:00 PM
Read a poem (your own or one by a favorite author) and enjoy a pancake! 
 
Library Escape Room: My Bloody Valentine
University City Regional Library 
2/20/2017 at 3:30 PM
Beware of the evil Valentine seeking revenge! See if your observations, problem solving skills, and ability to work in a team will help you make it out successfully! Can you save yourself before you are turned into another teen horror story victim? Register online.
 

For adults

Idea Box: Heart Bookmarks
Main Library
2/6/2017 at 1:00pm
Do you love of reading? Celebrate it with a fun heart bookmark to color and enjoy. Drop in to Idea Box in February to pick one up.

Romance Trivia Night
Main Library in Francis Auditorium
2/9/2017 at 6:00 PM
Love is in the air! Join us for an evening of romance trivia in celebration of Valentine's Day. This is your chance to test your romance novel and movie knowledge. We'll cover all aspects of the "romance" genre. Share the love, bring a friend!

 
Steele Creek Library
2/15/2017 at 6:00 PM
Looking for your next hookup....with a good book? Enjoy a few fun book games and take a chance on book love.
 

Idea Box: Peyton Heart Project Crocheted Hearts
Main Library Idea Box
2/13/2017 at 1 p.m.
Drop in at Idea Box to learn basic crochet stitches, make a heart, and contribute it to the Peyton Heart Project. Spread the love this Valentine's!

All ages

 
Valentine's Day Customer Appreciation Kisses (Hershey's) 
Steele Creek
2/14/2017
Stop by Steele Creek Library for a kiss or two (Hershey's) on Valentine's Day as an extra-special thank-you for your pleasing patronage.