Storytimes are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month.
NEW! Baby Lapsit Time for babies and parents/caregivers: Tuesdays, at 1:00 pm. Led by Children’s Librarian Amy Carter, this baby time is an opportunity to teach each other rhymes and songs and back tickles that your babies will enjoy and learn from. Amy can help you find books that your baby will enjoy and teach you some easy first signs to use as your baby grows.
Yoga class for kids ages 2 to 5: Green Turtle Yoga’s Tara Schroeder is back with little kids’ yoga on Fridays at 10:30, December through March (no classes during school vacation weeks, 12/29 & 2/23, or when SAU 13 schools are cancelled). Thanks to sponsors Friends of Cook Memorial Library, there is no fee for this program.
Join one of our Reading Clubs:
Bookworms: reading club for 7-9 year-olds meet on a Monday every six weeks or so at 5:00 pm. The books to be discussed can be borrowed ahead of time. At this reading club, we talk about a book we’ve read ahead of time, eat pizza, play games, and read to Clara the dog. Let us know if you’d like us to contact you about the next meeting.
Bibliomaniacs: reading club for ages 10 and up meet on a Monday every six weeks or so at 5:00 pm for pizza, games, and to talk about a book that everyone can read ahead of time. Let us know if you’d like us to contact you about the next meeting.
Summer Reading Program: Our 2017 Summer Reading Program had the theme “Build a Better World.” See what it was all about here. And plan to participate in 2018, when our theme will be “Libraries Rock!”
Legos and More Club for school-age kids (kindergarten and up): First two Wednesdays of each month, October through May, 3:45-4:45 pm. Call or stop in to sign up.
4-H Maker Club: We’re starting a weekly 4-H Maker Club led by Claes Thelemarck. It will be held on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 pm beginning on January 29. If you are an adult or teen 16 or older, we need volunteers to help with this program. All training is provided, no experience necessary, just be willing to explore ideas and learn along with the kids! Contact Mary at the library for more information about volunteering, 323-8510.
Museum/Park Passes: Friends of Cook Memorial Library provide passes for two nearby, family-friendly museums, the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and new this year, they have purchased a day pass for NH State Parks. The Libby Museum of Natural History in Wolfeboro donated a pass to the library in 2017. Call or stop in the library to request a pass.
Books and more for kids
Find narrated e-books, e-books and mp3 audiobooks from NH Downloadable Books (Use your library card number to sign in.)
Find reading lists and suggestions for great books for kids at NoveList K-8 (Use your library card number to sign in.)
Homework Help for kids
Use Encyclopedia Britannica to answer all kinds of questions with text, images, and movies. (Use your library card number to sign in.)
Explora for Kids includes a dictionary, encyclopedia, and magazine articles on current events and popular topics. (Use your library card number to sign in.)