Preschoolers through 5th graders….

It’s School Time - It’s Tool Time!
Sign up for your library card today.  It’s the most important tool you will ever use for school. Every time you use your card to check out five books between September 1 & September 30, you’ll receive a chance to win a basket of school tools (appropriate for your age - preschool through 5th grade).


Mary L. Cook Iron Chef for Grades 3 – 6 : Monday, October 23 from 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Mary L. Cook Iron Chef?
Registration is required and limited to 20. Sign up at the Mary L. Cook Public Library or through our library's Facebook page beginning Oct. 2.  *Please identify food allergies when registering.



1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 15 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 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.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.  Storytime starts again on Thursday, September 21!

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES are for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 am  or Thursdays from 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Storytime returns on Thursday, September 21. Registration is requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs.

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 pmRegistration is required be available the beginning of September. (CLASS FULL)

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) will begin meeting 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.