Children’s events

story timeStorytimes 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 meet on Monday, August 12, 5:00-6:30 pm. Stop in ahead of time to borrow a copy of the book Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Join Amy on the 12th 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 or stop in the library to sign up.
  • Bibliomaniacs: reading club for ages 11 and up will meet on Monday, August 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Pick up a copy of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. Join Amy on the 5th to talk about this book and what else you’re reading, play games, and eat pizza. Sign up ahead of time so we have enough pizza. Email Amy Carter at or stop in the library to sign up.

Summer Reading Program: Our 2019 Summer Reading Program has the theme “A Universe of Stories.” Read about the 2019 program here.

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 claes.thelemarck@unh.edufor 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 2019 season for library members.

New baby?

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Baby Bags

Books and more for kids

Check out our new items 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

Encyclopedia 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

Explora for Kids includes a dictionary, encyclopedia, and magazine articles on current events and popular topics. (Use your library card number to sign in.)

Homeschooling links

New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition

Chocorua Area Homeschoolers Facebook group