by Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila, 513-897-4826.          


The Mary L. Cook Public Library was a very busy place this summer.  We had record number of juveniles, teens, adults, and families participating in our summer reading programs.  We had over 540 juveniles reading books to try to win a shiny new bicycle (donated by retired realtor Gil Irvin), Kings Island passes, as well as 17 other prizes (Frozen slushie machine, cash, lego sets, and more).  Our teens were reading in hopes of winning cash and gift certificates. The families in Waynesville are READERS!

               Thank you to the Beach Water Park, Newport Aquarium, COSI, and Cincinnati Zoo for providing gift certificates allowing families that read together to play together.

               Thank you, Friends of the Library, for providing the super reader T-shirts for the juvenile readers of 20 books or 12 hours this summer.

                Thank you, Gil Irvin, for the wonderful bicycle that was an incentive for many of the juveniles to reach their goal of 20 books/10 hours.

               Thank you, King’s Island, for the passes that encouraged our readers.

               Thank you, John and Becky Barney for donating $125.00 that was a huge incentive for many teens to read, read, read this summer.

Our summer reading programs are so successful because of our very supportive staff and the tremendous generosity of our community.  Miss Kathy and Miss Sheila say "THANK YOU"!

 Preschoolers through 5th graders….

During the month of August, we are having “Fun in the Sun … Read!” Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a hot reward.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 

In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 25 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books.

If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading.  Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners on Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Begins Thursday, September 21 - registration requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and more; watch for details.

Toddler Laptime is for 2 year olds & their caregivers on Tuesdays, 6:45 - 7:10 pm - October 3 through November 7. Join us for stories, games, and many laughs. Required registration in person begins September 18. Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers.

Baby Bookworms is for children birth to two years with a caregiver.  Watch for details this fall for when these sessions will resume.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 19 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.  Registration is required and will be available the beginning of September.

 Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, September 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required for this book club and will be available beginning of September.  For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) on Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Stop in to today to register and pick up the book for the month.  Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September.

 Teachers – Public, Private or Homeschool

You can get a teacher card account at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Perks include:

**Extended Loan Privileges - Teachers may borrow materials for an extended loan period -  Books and audio materials for six weeks and DVDs for one week.

**Fine Free - Teachers have no fines on their Teacher Cards at The Mary L. Cook Public Library!  We want to support our hard working teachers as they educate our students.

**Book Collections - Teachers may request that a book collection be chosen for their students’ use. Call or email with all the details of your request.  We will put your collection together and you simply stop in and pick it up.  (Give us 3 days to put this together, please).

**Library and Classroom Visits - Teachers and their students are welcome to visit the library or we will visit your students in the classroom.

Stop in today and sign up for a teacher card.