Storytimes are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month. On the last Tuesday of the month, Polly Mahoney leads an outdoor storytime.
Baby Lapsit Time for babies and parents/caregivers: Tuesdays, at 2:00 pm. Led by Children’s Librarian Amy Carter, this baby time is an opportunity to teach each other rhymes and songs and games 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 (December-March only): Green Turtle Yoga’s Tara Schroeder will teach little kids’ yoga on Fridays at 10:30 through the month of March. Yoga won’t meet during school vacations. 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 ages 7-10 will next meet on Monday, May 13, 5:00-7:00 pm. Stop in ahead of time to borrow a copy of Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming & Eric Rohmann. Join Amy on the 13th to talk about this book and others, play games, and eat pizza. Sign up ahead of time so we have enough pizza. Email Amy Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in the library to sign up.
Bibliomaniacs: reading club for ages 11 and up will next meet on Monday, May 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Pick up a copy of Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming & Eric Rohmann and/or Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata. Join Amy on the 20th to talk about both books plus others, play games, and eat pizza. Sign up ahead of time so we have enough pizza. Email Amy Carter at email@example.com or stop in the library to sign up.
Summer Reading Program: Our 2018 Summer Reading Program has wrapped up. We enjoyed the theme “Libraries Rock!” Read about the 2018 program here. 2019’s theme will be “a universe of stories.”
Legos and More Club for kids age 5 to 8: First two Wednesdays of each month, October through May, 4:00-4:45 pm. Lego Club is an unstructured time for kids to build and play with lots of Legos. We ask them to talk about what they are creating, and they learn how to work together or alongside others, how to share, and how to advocate for themselves respectfully. We display their creations from time to time at the library. Call or stop in the library to sign up.
4-H Tamworth Makers Club: for ages 9 and up, led by UNH Cooperative Extension/4-H’s Claes Thelemarck. It is held on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 pm during the school year. Contact Claes at firstname.lastname@example.org more information about the club. 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 a day pass for NH State Parks. Call or stop in the library to request a pass. In addition, the Libby Museum in Wolfeboro has donated 10 family passes for their 2018 season for library members.
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.)