FEBRUARY 2019 EVENTS AND INFO

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

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

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...LOVE TO READ            
Visit the library today and grab some lovely books to read this month.
Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a prize you will love!
 

BABY BOOKWORMS
Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am for babies to 24 months plus a caregiver.  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.  No registration required.

IT'S TODDLER LAPTIME!
Registration began Monday, Jan. 28 in person for the winter series of toddler laptimes (for 2-year-olds), held Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:10 pm beginning Feb. 12 through Mar. 12.  Stories, games, songs, fingerplays, and occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes.  These sessions involve parents as active participants. Contact Miss Kathy if you have any questions.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES
Come every Thursday now to the end of April for stories, games, songs, and crafts.  For 3 - 5 year olds, including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration requested.  

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.  
 
DROP IN STORYTIMES 
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. 

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
Friday, Feb. 8 from 4:00 – 4:30 pm (ages 3 yrs. – grade 1)  
Bring your favorite stuffed animal (just one please) to the library for a sleepover!  Enjoy stories and activities, then leave your stuffed animal overnight.  On Saturday, Feb. 9 (between 10 am & 2 pm), pick up your stuffed animal and see what kind of mischief your little buddy got into at the library after dark. Required registration began Jan. 28 and is limited to 35.  You may register by calling the library. Questions - Call Kathy Daniels - Youth Services @ 513-897-4826.

ART AND BOOKS 
Monday, Feb. 18 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (grades 3 - 5)
Join us on your day off school as we learn how illustrator Eric Carle created collage illustrations. We will try our hand at creating our own Eric Carle inspired art work. Registration is required beginning February 4; we want to be assured of having plenty of art supplies. You may register by calling 513-897-4826. 
 
CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB
A book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.  This group is presently full.

VISIT TAPE TOWN
Stop in anytime Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to zoom around Tape Town.  Bring your own small car or truck to drive along our tape roads with many stops along the way.  Geared for ages 2 yrs. - 6 yrs with an adult.  No registration necessary. 
 
RAPID READERS & WRITERS
For grades 3 – 5, the Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club meets Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This group is presently full.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB
For grade K.  This club meets Tuesday, Feb. 26 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.

SENSORY STORYTIME 
Friday, Mar. 1 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.  Call beginning Feb. 11 for required registration.  The library is closed to the public during this event.  Questions?  Please contact Miss Kathy at danielka@marylcook.com or call 513-897-4826.

OBSERVATION SCIENCE
Friday, March 8 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
For Preschoolers and Caregivers (3 yrs. – K).  We will learn about observation skills with lots of fun hands on activities. Each child should bring an adult with them.  Required registration will begin February 18.
 
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.