by Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.
Does your child have trouble sitting through traditional storytimes? If your child is on the autism spectrum, has sensory processing or other developmental issues, the library would like to offer special storytimes that cater to your child's needs. Please contact Miss Kathy at 513-897-4826 or comment on our Facebook page.
SANTA OPEN HOUSE
Santa Claus will be visiting the library during the Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2 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 began Nov.13. Please register so we can be assured of having plenty of supplies. The library staff and Santa hope to see you there.
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 who will take time to answer these letters. The letter paper and mailbox is ready now. Letters may be mailed through Wednesday, December 6.
CHILDREN'S AUTHOR VISIT
Come meet children’s author and illustrator Mike Artell at The Mary L. Cook Public Library on Tuesday, December 5 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm. Mike Artell is an award-winning author, illustrator, musician, and professional speaker. Mr. Artell’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Please register for this program @ 513-897-4826. Mr. Artell’s visits are being sponsored by American Legion Post #615, The Waynesville’s Progressive Women’s Club, Clinton-Massie Board of Education, The Clinton-Massie PTO, Wayne Local Board of Education, The Waynesville PTO, and Books ’n’ More Bookstore of Wilmington.
Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.
* No drop in storytime on December 25, 26, January 1 and 2. We will resume on January 8. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS & KINDERGARTENERS
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Choose to come to one of the two 45 minute sessions. Registration requested. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs. No Storytimes in December. Storytime will resume Thursday, January 4, 2018.
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.
PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS ... SEASON'S READING!
It's a great season to enjoy a book or two. Check out 5 books and receive a chance for a wonderful prize.
Baby Storytime is for children from birth to 24 months and a parent/caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am. We will not meet December 27. Sessions will resume January 3, 2018. 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 sessions. If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels.
CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB
A book club for those in grades 1 and 2. This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, author, and do activities associated with the book. The next Chapters book club will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm. Registration required (this group is full).
RAPID READERS AND WRITERS
Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 – 5) for Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, December 19 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required for this program.
LOOK WHO'S S READING BOOK CLUB (GRADE K)
Tuesday, December 19 from 6:00 – 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 for this book club.
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Read 20 books, get a sticker. Read 100 books, get a free book! 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.