Great Backyard Bird Count

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 6:00pm


Swoop into the library on Monday, February 9th, at 6:00 pm where Bill Lindauer will be on hand to talk about how to identify birds, then how to count and report your findings for the Great Backyard Bird Count (February 13-16, 2015). Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover and help the birds in your community. It's is a great activity for Adults/Kids of all ages! No registration needed.

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New to Computers? Need help with using a computer?

Do you or someone you care about need help using a computer? Your public library is here to help! We have a caring, friendly Online Guide, Robert Conarroe, trained to help with using a computer, getting online and much more. Robert's usual hours are Thursday evening from 5 - 8 PM,  Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM, and Sunday 1 - 4 PM. You can call the library (513-897-4826) to set up a time to meet with Robert, or you can email him at

Candy Bingo for Teens

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Teens (grades 5 and up) join us for Candy Bingo Friday, January 30th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  We will play bingo for candy! Required registration begins Monday, January 12. The library will be closed to the public at this time.

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Read Aloud!

Mary L. Cook Public Library launches the Parent and Community Awareness Program with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES - What would U.S. education look like if every child were read aloud to for 15 minutes every day?

This unprecedented effort will unite diverse groups that touch the lives of children from birth to age 8 under its single, powerful message – Read Aloud 15 MINUTES. Every child. Every parent. Every day.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

            Mary L. Cook Public Library announces the launch of their 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program. This fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years. This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.

            The 1,000 Books before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up beginning August 18, 2014 at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Each time a goal of recording 20 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their folder to the library to receive a sticker.  Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children should bring their folder to library to receive a free book and, pick up more library books.

            The goal of this project is to help kids enter school ready to learn. Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school. It also provides an opportunity to increase their exposure to a wide variety of books, and to promote use of the library – a gold mine of free material available to our community members.

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