August Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW?

Hours:

Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm

Fri. -  9 am - 6 pm

Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm   

    

BIG SUMMER BLOWOUT PARTY & CONCERT IN THE PARK!!

End of Summer Reading Program Extravaganza for ALL AGES - Saturday, July 28 from 5 - 9 pm. We want all of YOU to join us as we celebrate our summer readers. Where? Bicentennial Park - next to the high school. Like music?  We've got it!  StreetWise will play fun hits from the 60's to today. Like food? Underdogs food truck is serving up all beef designer dogs and tasty topped tots. FREE ice cream courtesy of the library.  Win a raffle for a karaoke machine! The Waynesville Arts Council will have button making for the kids, as well as a bake sale and drinks. Don't miss the social event of the summer!

POSTING OF SUMMER READING PROGRAM WINNERS

All winners will be posted by 1 pm on Monday, July 30.

CARE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS

Libraries provide a great service by letting patrons check out and use materials for free. To make sure everyone in our community has the opportunity to read, watch, or listen to items in our library's collection, it's important to keep the items you borrow in good condition. Please keep the library’s items away from heat, liquids, or anything that might damage any parts. We are not charging fines for overdue items this year, but we do have to charge for damaged items or items that are not returned. Help us keep our community’s collection in great shape. Please take care of your library books and all of your library materials.

NEW! NINTENDO SWITCH GAMES

We are happy to add Nintendo Switch video games to our game collection.  Switch games will check out for one week like other video games, with one renewal possible. 

RECOMMENDED READS

  ADULT FICTION:

The Address - F. Davis

After Anna - L. Scottoline

A Necessary Evil - A. Mukherjee

A Rising Man - A. Mukherjee

Skeletons at the Feast - C. Bohjalian

 

  ADULT NONFICTION:

An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy in My Solo Path to Motherhood - E. Brockes

Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier - D. Hampton

Young Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer - P. Ham

Rebuild: Five Proven Steps to Move from Diagnosis to Recovery and Be Healthier than Before - R. Zembrowski

NEW RECOMMENDED RELEASES THIS MONTH :

  8/7:

Baby, Your'e Gonna Be Mine - K. Wilson

Becoming Belle - N. O'Connor

The Drama Teacher - K. Zailckas

If You Leave Me - C. Kim

The Last Hours - M. Walters

The Masterpiece - F. Davis

  8/14:

Flights - O. Tokarczuk

Sweet Little Lies - C. Frear

  8/21:

The Air You Breathe - F. Peebles

Ohio - S. Markley

   8/28:

French Exit - P. Dewitt

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Contact Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826

Summer Reading Programs

The Mary L. Cook Public Library was a very busy place this summer!  We had record number of juveniles, teens and families participating in our summer reading programs!   We had over 560 juveniles reading books to try to win a shiny new bicycle (donated by retired realtor Gil Irvin), Kings Island passes, as well as 17 other prizes (Olaf sno-cone machine, cash, Lego sets and more).  Our teens were reading in hopes of winning cash and gift certificates. The families in Waynesville are READERS!

o             Thank you, to the Beach Water Park, Newport Aquarium, COSI, and Cincinnati Zoo for providing gift certificates that allowed families that read together to play together!

o             Thank you, Friends of the Library, for providing the super reader T-shirts for the juvenile readers of 20 books or 12 hours this summer! Thank you, Gil Irvin, for the wonderful bicycle that was an incentive for many of the juveniles to reach their goal of 20 books/10 hours!

o             Thank you to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for donating a family pass to the museum.

o             Thank you, King’s Island, for the passes that encouraged our readers.

o             Thank you, John and Becky Barney for donating $125.00 that was a huge incentive for many teens to read, read, read this summer!

Our summer reading programs are so successful because of our very supportive staff and the tremendous generosity of our community.  Miss Kathy and Miss Sheila say, "THANK YOU"!

SCAVENGER HUNT

Our summer reading program may be finished, but the library is still a fun place to visit.  Stop in during August to pick up a library scavenger hunt.  Search the library and the community for the answers.  One hunt per child.

 LEGO CODING WORKSHOP FOR GRADES 4 & 5

Thursday, August 2 from 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm.  

We will be using the Lego WeDo software to explore simple coding. Required registration is limited and began July 16.  You may register by calling the library (513-897-4826).  Discover. Design. Create.

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...

During the month of August, we are having “Fun in the Sun … Read!” Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a hot reward.

 DROP IN STORYTIMES

Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted.

Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 pm - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.

Questions – please ask Miss Kathy 513-897-4826.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES

For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners,

Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am Or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm,

beginning Thursday, September 20.  Registration requested and will begin end of August.

We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and more.  Watch for details.

 TODDLER LAPTIMES

For 2 years old & their caregivers,

Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:10 pm. October 2 thru November 6.  Join us for stories, games and many laughs.  Required registration in person begins September 17.

Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers.

 BABY BOOKWORMS

For Birth to two years & a caregiver.  Watch for details this fall for when these sessions will resume.

 CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

For those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then we meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 19 from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm (Special date for September only).  Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books should be ready to pick up then.

 RAPID READERS & WRITERS

Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 – 5) to join the Rapid Readers & wRiters

Tuesday, September 25 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books should be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

 LOOK WHO'S READING

Grade K book club will meet Tuesday, September 25 from 6:00 pm – 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.

Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September.

 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

In August 2014, the Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 25 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books.

If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading.

Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

 TEACHERS - PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR HOMESCHOOL

Do you know that you can get a teacher card at the Mary L. Cook Public Library?

**Extended Loan Privileges

Teachers may borrow materials for an extended loan period.  

Books and audio materials for six weeks and DVDs for one week.

**Fine Free

Teachers have no fines on their Teacher Cards at The Mary L. Cook Public Library!  We want to support our hard working teachers as they educate our students.

**Book Collections

Teachers may request that a book collection be chosen for their students’ use. Call or email with all the details of your request.  We will put your collection together and you simply stop in and pick it up.  (Give us 3 days to put this together).

**Library and Classroom Visits

Teachers and their students are welcome to visit the library, or we will visit your students in the classroom.

Stop in today and sign up for a teacher card.             

ADULT PROGRAMS

UPDATE ON LIBRARY DIGITAL SERVICES           

Summer is a great time to get started with OverDrive (Libby App for Android and Apple users), Hoopla, and Flipster.  OverDrive offers ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.  HOOPLA offers music, movies, TV shows (many kids selections and PBS series – go to TV shows, categories and select from there), ebooks, audiobooks and comics. With HOOPLA, there are no waiting lists as all material on HOOPLA is always available. We have noticed that some patrons are on holding lists for material that is readily available on HOOPLA, so don’t forget to check HOOPLA! We offer some popular magazines on Flipster. An easy way to access them, is to use our MLC App – Downloads (username: mlcook; password: library). You can read them online or use the Flipster app to download them. Magazines are returning to OverDrive and they are available without a wait. They will not count towards your checkout total of 10. If you need any assistance with digital services, please call, drop in, or set up an appointment to get started.

 DIGITAL SERVICE FOR KIDS

Both OverDrive and HOOPLA offer great material for kids. Children under 12 who do not have a physical card can still use their Mary L. Cook barcodes to check out digital material. That barcode number can be found on a check out receipt under the date, or ask at the desk for the barcode number. We particularly recommend read along books on HOOPLA. In order to find them on HOOPLA, you can simply type in “read along” on the Everything search bar. The Percy Jackson series and many others are available on HOOPLA. On Flipster, we offer National Geographic Kids magazine.

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING I

This group will meet Tuesday, August 14 from 6 - 8 pm.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

For summer, the adult book club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.  The book for August 14 is Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan.  Books are available at the front desk.

TIKI LIGHT CRAFT

Age 16 and up, make a Wine Bottle Tiki Light with us on Friday, August 24 at 6:30 pm.  There is no experience necessary and it's free!  Register by phone starting August 6.

MANDALA PAINTING

Sign up starting Monday, August 27 for a painting of a round mandala on Friday, September 14 at 6:30 pm.  Free and no experience necessary (ages 16 and up).

KNITTERS

Meet Thursdays at 5 pm. 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Watch for further programming in the fall.