DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS AND INFO

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

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

 

SANTA OPEN HOUSE

Santa Claus will be visiting the library during the Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Bring the entire family to see Santa who will be available for photographs. In addition to the visit from Santa, visitors can write letters to Santa, create a holiday craft, and partake in refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.  Registration open now - please register so we can be assured of having plenty of supplies. The library staff and Santa hope to see you there.

DEAR SANTA...

We will have a special mailbox in the children’s room for your child to drop that important Santa letter.  These letters will go directly to the elves working way up at the North Pole.  The elves will take time to answer these letters.  Letters may be mailed through Tuesday, Dec. 4.

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS... READING IS SWEET.  It's a great season to enjoy a book or two.  Check out 5 books today and you will receive a chance for a sweet prize.

DROP IN STORYTIMES

These continue in December, except there are no drop in storytimes on Dec. 24, 26, 31, and Jan. 1.  We will resume on Jan. 7.  Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted.  Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES

No Storytimes in December.  Storytime will resume Thursday, Jan. 4, 2019.  For 3 - 5 year olds, including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration requested.  We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS

Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp.  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book. 

BABY BOOKWORMS

Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am.  *We will not meet Dec. 19, 26, and Jan. 2.  Sessions will resume Jan. 9, 2019.  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 storytime sessions.       

HOLIDAY MIX IN A JAR

For grades 3 - 5 on Monday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  Do you need a gift idea?  Join us to measure out a tasty gift.  Registration is required & limited to 20.  *Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program.

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

A book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.  This group is presently full.

SENSORY STORYTIME

Friday, Dec. 14 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  This sensory storytime is designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play.  This is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or children who have trouble sitting still.

The program incorporates:

Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards,& Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, & Movement.  Required registration began Nov. 26.  Please call 513-897-4826 to register.  The library is closed to the public during this event.

Questions?  Please contact Miss Kathy at danielka@marylcook.com or call 513-897-4826.

RAPID READERS & WRITERS

Grades 3 – 5, join the Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This group is presently full.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB (GRADE K)

meets Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group engages 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.  This group is presently full.

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

This fun and exciting reading program is 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.  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 today 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 the library to receive a free book.  Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school.