Children's Events & Programs

EVENTS:

See the video of the Stuffed Animal Sleepover:

Stuffed animals at sleepover

 
READING PROGRAMS:

Rainbow of Books

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...Be a Lucky Reader!  Visit the library today and find a treasure trove of books to read. Check out 5 books today and you will receive a chance for a prize.


IMAGINATION LIBRARY 

  
 
In July 2019, the Ohio legislature included $5 million over the next two years to jump start the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, providing matching funds to local dollars raised for the program. Governor and Mrs. DeWine and local community leaders are creating county-wide programs in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Over 60 Ohio counties have a limited form of the program.  Few have county-wide programs and Warren County will be one of the first.
 
Warren County’s five library districts have formed the Warren County Literacy Fund.  The Warren County Literacy Fund has been established by Franklin-Springboro Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Mary L. Cook Public Library, Mason Public Library, and Salem Township Public Library to finance a three-year pilot program and partner with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and The Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide a new book each month to every child in Warren County from birth to age five.
 
Sign up your child at:  www.imaginationlibrary.com
 



BABY BOOKWORMS - CANCELLED
Birth - two years & caregiver. Baby Bookworms is returning on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am, starting March 4. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.  Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during the sessions. 

TODDLER TIME - 
For ages 24 months - 36 months & their caregivers on Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am.  [Due to construction, we will not be able to offer this program at this time. Look for further postings for when this program will resume.]  These sessions involve parents as active participants.  This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly.  
 
DROP IN STORYTIMES - CANCELLED
All ages welcomed. (Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs.) - Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES
For 3 - 5 year olds, including kindergartners on Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration is requested.  We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Due to construction, we will not be able to offer this program at this time. Look for further postings as to when Storytime will resume.

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB - CANCELLED

Grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters book club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:00 - 4:45 pm at the Waynesville Elementary Library due to construction at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.  Registration is required and is open now. Books will be available at the front desk.

RAPID READERS & WRITERS BOOK CLUB - CANCELLED

Grades 3 – 5.  Join us on Tuesday, March 24, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books should be available to pick up. Class is currently full. Starting in January, this Book Club will meet at its regular time at the Waynesville Elementary Library due to construction at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB - CANCELLED

The Look Who’s Reading Book Club for grade K one Tuesday a month. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 6:30pm. This group engages 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. Registration is required for this book club. We have openings!

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

In August 2014, the Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 31 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.

***SEE WHAT'S AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AT THE OHIO DIGITAL LIBRARY - https://ohdbks.overdrive.com/library/kids