Jan 2022

HOURS CLOSED JANUARY 1 - holiday CLOSED JANUARY 8 - planning meeting Regular hours: Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm WHAT'S NEW? The Friends Annual Holiday Auction The Friends of the Mary L. Cook Public Library Holiday Auction was an enormous success! This fundraiser has grown to be more than just wreaths to be auctioned; this year we had gift baskets, quilts, desks, candles and even a Bourbon Barrel! The silent auction brought bidders coming from all over the area to view and bid on these holiday decorations. We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations: Cheryl & Nick Ames, Christy Armold, Sheila Baker, The Beatty Family, Donna Bellman, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Blackstone, Kelsey Bocco, Pam Campbell, Clayton Candies, Coffee Hub, Crosscut Design Studio, Dawn Dale, Deaton Plumbing, Framing Place & Art Gallery, Jamie Gabbard, Grandma’s Gardens, Heather’s Gourmet Caramel Apples, Linda Joyce Jones, Kindred Nest, Knitting Pages of MLC, Landis Electric, Lebanon Citizens National Bank, Mrs. LeMay, Rich & Elaine LoRusso, Mitchell’s Plumbing, Stefanie Moffitt, Linda Morgan, Judith O’Rourke, Raise your Brush, Remember When Tea Room, Debbie Ronald, Roscoe’s Pizza, Meredith Sizemore, Gregg Smith, Sunshine Therapeutics, T.A.X.E.S. Bruce Bevan, Touch of Heaven, Shelley Trapp, Stephanie Hughes of Turn Out Dance Academy, Sheryl Wallace, Waynesville Candy Shoppe, and Michelle Weaver. Thank you for all your support! We would also like to say thanks to Michelle Weaver for all her efforts in soliciting the donations for our auction.

Have you tried picking up your library materials while we are closed? Have you thought, "If only I could get my book or DVD after hours"? Don't worry! We are excited to be providing a new locker service to our patrons. These lockers will be an alternative way to pick up your holds during closed business hours. How does it work? Let us know when you request materials that you would like locker pickup. We will ask for a valid email address and phone number. You will get notification through email and/or text that your items are ready to be collected - your code is good for 3 days. Come into the library lobby to the locker bank on the left, follow the touch screen prompts, type in your PIN or scan the QR code, and retrieve your library materials. That's it! If you have any questions about these lockers, please call the library. Try it - you'll love the convenience! New Releases Recommended This Month: 1/4: The Maid - N. Prose Olga Dies Dreaming - X. Gonzales Reckless Girls - R. Hawkins The School for Good Mothers- J. Chen 1/11: The Last House on the Street - D. Chamberlain Small World - J. Evison 1/18: The Antarctica of Love - S. Stridsberg Desolation Canyon - P. Tracy 1/25: The Accomplice - L. Lutz Good Rich People - E. Brazier Light Years from Home - M. Chen

CHILDREN Winter Reading Challenge Winter is a great time to snuggle in and read. Join us for the winter reading challenge - we have a program for all ages. Read and log your minutes to earn virtual badges and virtual chances for prizes: January 1 - February 28, 2022. Register at mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com. You may also download the READsquared app, select the Mary L. Cook Public Library, and begin the registration. The app allows you to log your time spent reading. So get reading to earn chances for great prizes - Lego, Puzzles, Games, Soft Throw, Gift Cards to your favorite places, and more!! Princess Bride Interactive Movie Night Request a Princess Bride movie kit, which contains props to make your movie night interactive. You may stream the movie or request a copy of the movie from the library. Email Kathy at danielka@marylcook.com beginning January 3 to request a kit. Kits are packed for a family of four; let Kathy know if you need more supplies. Winter Tea Party Join us for a Winter Tea Party for children ages 8 and up on Saturday, January 22 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Come dressed for a tea party if you wish. We will have ‘tea’ and sweet treats. You may bring a doll if you would like. Required registration begins January 3. Please call to register at 513-897-4826. Dino Science for Preschoolers (3 yrs. - Kindergarteners) and a Caregiver Friday, January 21 from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. We will be learning about dinosaurs with several hands-on activities. All children should bring an adult with them. Required registration begins January 3.

Visit Tape Town Stop in anytime Saturday, February 5 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to zoom around Tape Town. Bring your own handheld car or truck to drive along our tape roads with many stops along the way. Geared for ages 2 - 6 years with an adult. No registration necessary. Art Class for Kids Join us on February 7 to learn how to draw animals. Grades K-2 meet 4:15 - 5:15 pm, and grades 3-5 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Required registration begins January 24. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council. Drop-in Storytimes Drop in Monday 1:30 - 1:45 pm, Tuesday 10:15 - 10:30 am, Wednesday 6:15 - 6:30 pm or Friday 10:15 - 10:30 am. Join us in the children’s area for a few stories and laughs. No registration required. We will resume January 3. Baby Bookworms Baby Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. 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 all sessions. Registration requested. We resume on January 5. Toddler Time 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers, Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. Join us for this new program of activities and fun for your little ones. We will read a story or two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve parents as active participants. This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly. Registration requested. We resume on January 4. Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. Registration requested. We play games, sing songs,

hear stories, and share laughs. We resume on January 6. Chapters Book Club A book club for those in 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. Chapters Book Club meets on Tuesday, January 18 from 4:00 - 4:45pm. Registration is required. For more information, contact Miss Kathy at danielka@marylcook.com. Rapid Readers & wRiters (grades 3-5) Meet Tuesday, January 25 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. This book club is full. Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) Meets Tuesday, Janauary 25 from 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. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at ruthca@marylcook.com. Teachers - Public School and Home School We know how important and how special teachers are! So there are several services that are offered to teachers and teachers only, to help you help your students. Take a look at these perks: *No fines - Teachers are fine free. *Extended Loan Privileges - Teachers borrow materials for an extended loan period. Books and audio materials for six weeks. DVDs for one week free of charge. *Book Collections - Teachers may request that a book collection be chosen for their students’ use. We will put the collection together & you simply pick it up. *Library and Classroom Visits - Teachers and their students are welcome to visit the library. The Youth Services Coordinator and the Teen Services Coordinator are also available to visit your classroom.

Imagination Library Help us give every child in Warren County the gift of a free book every month! Talk to your friends & family and share our posts far and wide. Register at https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll. If you need assistance in registering your child, please contact us and we will help. The goal of the Warren County Imagination Library is "Every Child Reads Every Day", and to help achieve that goal, the five Warren County libraries are funding a three-year pilot program to provide a free book each month to Warren County children from birth to age five. The Warren County Imagination Library is a community effort of founding partners: FranklinSpringboro Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Mary L. Cook Public Library, Mason Public Library, Salem Township Public Library, United Way of Warren County, and Warren County Foundation, with support from The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library and Dolly Parton Imagination Library. DayByDayOH Looking for something to do with little ones at home or on the go? The Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar offers you and your young children fun activities for each day of the year. You will find a link to this service on our webpage under Children’s Services.

Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Parents, you may now log your child’s books for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten through our READsquared program. Parents: You can create an account for yourself first and then you can add additional accounts for each of your children. That way you will have the ability to easily monitor your child's activity without having to login as each child. Go to https://mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com to register yourself and your child. If you have previously registered for our program and are tracking your child’s reading on a paper log, contact Kathy Daniels, danielka@marylcook.com, to have previously read books transferred to the website. If you would prefer to continue to log your child’s reading on a paper log please continue to do so. ADULT Mask Policy Masks are requested for unvaccinated individuals. Masks are encouraged but optional for fully vaccinated individuals. We reserve the right to limit the number of patrons within the building. Curbside service for material pickup continues to be available as well. Ukulele Class Wednesday, January 12 and 26 from 6:30 - 7:15 pm. You do not need to know how to read music to join this class. This fun and supportive group is perfect for beginners, experts, or those looking to just brush up their skills. All ages are welcome, too, so bring the family! Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required; stop in or call 513-897-4826. Classes are generally held every two weeks. Email Mark Reinemann at reinemma@marylcook.com with questions. Board Game Night (preferably for ages 5 to adult) on Friday, January 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Registration begins Monday, January 3. For questions, call Vicki or Katie at 513-897-4826. Frosted Mason Jars Join the fun! For ages 16 and up on Friday, January 21 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Register beginning Monday, January 3. Call Katie at 513-897-4826. Rootfinders will not meet in January. Check back for the February meeting time.

TEEN Wednesday, January 5 and January 19, 3 - 4 pm : Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting and Pizza - Teens in 6th - 12th grade, join new teen librarian, Sarah, to learn about joining the library's TAB team while enjoying some pizza. Bring a friend or meet new ones while you're here. TAB is a group of library teen volunteers who not only helps the library and community, but takes an active leadership role in implementing programs, promoting, and advocating for youth services in the Waynesville area. Registration recommended for pizza ordering purposes. Teen Anime Club Thursday, January 6 & 20, 3:15-4:15 pm; Thursday, February 3, 3:15-4:15 pm: Teens 13 and up - Join us for a new anime episode 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. Vote on your favorite shows for our next meeting. Japanese snacks and animeinspired crafts will be available during our meeting. Meme Mugs - Wednesday, January 12, 3 - 4 pm Teens in 6th - 12th grade, put your favorite memes on a mug. Learn about our new makerspace, The Studio, too! Registration recommended. Boba Fett? Where?! Wed., January 26, 3-4pm Teens in 6th - 12th grade, celebrate Disney's "The Book of Boba Fett" by making a few Star Wars inspired crafts with fellow Star Wars fans. All craft supplies and snacks provided. Registration recommended. Horror Valentines – Wednesday, February 2, 3-4 pm:Teens in 6th - 12th grade, make a frightfully fun valentine for a friend. Registration recommended.