ATTENTION TEENS (gr. 6 - gr. 12):

Teen café (gr. 6 & up):  Wednesday after school 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Each week we will provide snacks, drinks and something fun to do! Come join the fun and bring a friend! *If we show a movie the program will run until 4:30 PM.  * Our last meeting will be April 25. *If school is closed due to inclement weather, the Teen Café will be cancelled.  ?’s - call Sheila at 513-897-4826. Be looking for the Summer Reading Program!

Joinpicture of circle painting us at the library for some fun painting on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm. We will be creating fun artwork using circles. Grades 5 and up are welcome. Registration is required and begins April 9th. Limited to 20. If there are any questions please call Sheila at 513-897-4826.



If you are in grades 7-12 and like working with children, we have the program for you! “Book Buddies” pairs older students with younger children for a fantastic reading experience.  Be a Book Buddy this Summer.  You will help children select books, become a reading mentor, and encourage children to love books and reading.  You will earn community service hours. These “Book Buddy” sessions will be scheduled to meet on Monday evenings 6:45 – 7:15 pm on June 4 - June 25.  All teens are asked to arrive at 6:30 pm to prepare for sessions. If you are interested in becoming a Book Buddy, please contact Kathy Daniels, danielka@marylcook.com, for an application.  No more than 15 students will become Book Buddies. **If you have never served as a Book Buddy, you will need to attend a mandatory training session May 17, 2018 3:00- 3:30 pm at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.



All you need is 5 minutes a day and an email address to join one of our FREE online book clubs!  Are you looking for great new authors? Looking for a great book? Would you like to sample a book before you commit to checking it out? Do you like Chocolate Chip cookies? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions then you need to join one of online book clubs. How does it work? Every week we sample a new book. Monday through Friday, a quick 5 minute read is delivered to your email box and waiting for you to peruse with your morning cup of coffee. At the end of Friday's read the ending page number is given so when you pick up the book from the library you know where you left off. (There is also a link on the emails to quickly and easily reserve the book from the library.) There's a book club for just about everyone, including: fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, science fiction, audio, business, pre-publication (be the first to see these soon-to-be-released books), teen, and good news. On Mondays and Thursdays, Suzanne, your book club editor, offers a link to AuthorBuzz, where she introduces you to 3 or 4 authors and their books. Suzanne also holds giveaways where you can win funny or cool prizes--and once a month, Suzanne bakes homemade chocolate chip cookies for the winners of her monthly Chocolate Chip Cookie giveaway.

The online book clubs are a fun and stress free way to read. And, as Suzanne always ends her columns, "It's so good to read with friends."                   


Visit the digital collection for TEENS in the Ohio Digital Library (http://ohioebooks.com/teens). Find your favorite titles quickly and easily. If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you are on a long wait list, request it from us (Mary L. Cook PL), and we will do our best to get it for you.