Children's Services

Updates, programs, and fun from MLCPL Children's Services!

Drop-In Storytimes at MLCPL (link Mary L Cook Public Library YouTube Channel)

Virtual Programs & Book Recommendations (link Mary L Cook Public Library YouTube Channel)


Try out this at-home program from Miss Kathleen!

”I love to sit around a campfire and roast marshmallows and make s'mores. It has been very hot and dry which is not the ideal conditions for a campfire. So we decided to make a solar oven for our s'mores. My daughter and I did this experiment on a sunny 85 degree day. It took about 12 minutes for the chocolate to melt and drip down the sides of the marshmallows. The marshmallow was still firm but warm. They were delicious! I hope you give it a try and share a picture with us!” - Miss Kathleen

Find the list of supplies and instructions from NASA Climate Kids here: Solar Oven S'Mores: 

Solar Oven Supplies  Solar Oven S'Mores

Solar Oven S'More Ready to Eat   S'more with bite taken


Miss Kathleen has set up a special "I Spy Baking" in her kitchen for you to try at home!

I Spy Baking Edition

See if you can find:
Key Lime Pie recipe card
6 eggs
cupcake liners
flour sifter
log cabin syrup
food coloring carton
rolling pin
2 spatulas
1 cup of chocolate chips
2 sticks of butter
measuring spoon
yeast packets
3 things that say "Ball"
wire whisk
4 cookbooks
heart shaped cookie cutter



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