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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.
“It’s A Wrap!” Wrapping Party
Attention: Moms, Dads, Grandparents! Do you need a secluded place to wrap presents? The library is having a gift wrapping extravaganza for the first 15 adults who sign up! A refundable $5.00 will hold your table for the entire weekend of December 19, 20, and 21 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during open library hours). We’ll assign a table before whisking you away to enjoy holiday camaraderie with other like-minded adults, all the while completing your gift wrapping. Trade trimmings, listen to music, bring snacks to munch on, and have a festive time. Plus there’s no need to gather up your supplies each day - just leave them in the room until the end of the weekend! Weekend hours are Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-2, and Sunday 1-4.
Shelley Gill's visit on Tuesday evening was a huge success! She shared her books, her love of reading and writing, and her adventures in her home state of Alaska. Thanks to all who came to see her!
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
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.
December at a glance
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.