adult book club
knitters group
Ice Cream Social and Retirement Party
recipe swap

August Recipe Swap!

Below are the recipes from the swap where people brought in a "Frozen or Refrigerated Dessert".  

August Newsletter


The Mary L. Cook Public Library says:

Thank you, library director Linda Swartzel,

for an incredible 24 years!!!

The public is invited to stop in and congratulate Linda

 on her retirement at an open house Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm!

Ice Cream Social! Cake! Ukulele Band!

Don’t miss it!


August at a Glance for Adults…

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

            Mary L. Cook Public Library announces the launch of their 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program. This fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years. This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.

            The 1,000 Books before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up beginning August 18, 2014 at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Each time a goal of recording 20 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their folder to the library to receive a sticker.  Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children should bring their folder to library to receive a free book and, pick up more library books.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:00am

News from HOOPLA : new app for Kindle Fire HDX

HOOPLA has introduced a new app for 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The instructions for finding and downloading this app can be found in the "Help" area of the HOOPLA website, or click here.

Free Movies, TV shows, Music, Audiobooks, and eBooks

Don't forget to use our digital services like HOOPLA and the Ohio Digital Library. HOOPLA offers a great collection of movies and TV shows as well as downloadable music and audiobooks. Some popular movies to check out with HOOPLA include

Introducing ZINIO - digital magazines for you!

Check out the best thing in digital magazines - Zinio for Libraries. We are excited to offer this new digital service that gives you access to our collection of digital magazines by simply using your library barcode (preceded by 11) to set up your accounts and start viewing. With Zinio for Libraries you may preview the entire library collection, checkout what you want - as much as you want, and keep the magazine issues in your personal reading list for as long as you want - no return or check-back in required. View the magazines online on your PC/Mac or download for offline viewing with handy mobile apps. What could be better?!

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success, a new Ohio Web Library resource from Learning Express Library, is now available for use at This resource provides tools for improving basic workplace and job search skills, and for preparing job seekers for advanced occupational training.

Basic Computer Skills

If you are new to computers or haven't used them for a while, this website,, offers easy to follow videos covering : Using a PC (Windows 7); Using a Mac (OS X); Basic Search; Navigating a Website; and Intro to Email (setting up a gmail account). Another excellent website is which offers instructions on computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Internet basics, Facebook 101, and Google email, Google drive and docs, and youtube.  If you need assistance, please call us (897-4826) and set up a time for individual instruction.

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