Storytimes are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month.
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.
December vacation week activities for kids
All Ages Book Discussion with Hot Cocoa: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 4:00 p.m. For ages 7 and up. Pick up a copy of Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed ahead of time. This short and sweet story is perfect for reading aloud.
Nighttime Storytime: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. For kids age 6 and younger, wear pajamas, bring a stuffed friend! Children’s Librarian Amy Carter will read gentle bedtime stories.
Join one of our Reading Clubs:
Bookworms: reading club for 7-9 year-olds. The first meeting for 2018 will be scheduled soon, please check back! 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.
Bibliomaniacs: reading club for ages 10 and up. The first meeting for 2018 will be scheduled soon!
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 Challenge: Check back for the date(s) for our next project workshop. If you are an adult or teen 16 or older, we’d welcome volunteers to help us plan these programs on more regular basis. 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.)