Library Board of Trustees Opening: Application

The Mary L. Cook Public Library is accepting applications (see attachment) for a vacancy on their Board of Trustees. The library's mission is to provide a gathering place where people can connect and learn; to facilitate access to knowledge that is vital to growth; to empower individuals in their discovery of the wider world; and to preserve the past and inform the present to benefit future generations. The library board represents the community, and is responsible for the overall operation of a financially stable and efficient public library.

Friends Holiday Auction Now!

The Friends Annual Holiday Auction has started. Come in and bid on your favorite holiday decorations which have been donated by area businesses and community groups. Bidding began Friday Nov. 21 at noon. Our bid board is updated regularly so you will be able to see the top bid on each item throughout the bidding period.The public will have until Thursday, December 11th at 7 pm to enter bids.

Holiday Open House December 7th

Reserve this date on your calendar!  Sunday, December 7th,  we will have a Holiday Open House with music and refreshments from 1 – 4 p.m. We also will have the National Art Honor Society students teaching a watercolor class to make holiday cards. The cost is $10 and all supplies are provided. Make sure you stop by to see our holiday auction items and enjoy some Christmas music and treats.

Food for Fines

While we’re chasing away the November chill with our warm meals, let’s not forget those who might truly benefit from our food donations.  During November and December, you may receive up to $10 off fines (per library card) with your donations of equal value.  Please check to make sure

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.

Shelley Gill Children's Author Visit

You are invited to bring your family to The Mary L. Cook Public Library on Tuesday evening, December 2nd from 7 to 7:45 p.m. to meet and talk with children’s author, Shelley Gill! She has written both fiction and nonfiction books, many of these focus on her home state of Alaska. Shelley’s aim is to inspire students to be excited about reading and writing, she emphasizes nature, animals and adventure using stories from her life and visual aids.  Required registration begins November 17th at The Mary L. Cook Public Library, 381 Old Stage Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-4826.

Ms. Gill’s visits are being sponsored by The Waynesville’s Progressive Women’s Club, American Legion #615, Clinton-Massie Board of Education, The Clinton-Massie PTO, Wayne Local Board of Education, the Waynesville PTO, The Friends of the Mary L. Cook Public Library and the Books ’n’ More bookstore of Wilmington.