Tuesdays – 10:30am to 11:30am
For children ages 0 – 5, these classes are held in the meeting room at the Cooke County Library. Each week there is a different theme. The length of the program is between forty to sixty minutes. Various elements of the program include music, stories, acting, and sometimes a craft. These classes teach social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers and vocabulary. An adult must accompany the child(ren).
If you are interested in participating in this year round event, please contact Children’s Storyhour coordinator, Kimberly Reiter at 940-668-5530. Find out who our special guest will be next week or remember the fun we have had in the past.
“1000 Books Before Kindergar’d’en” encourages families to read 1000 books with their child before they enter school. This program was started in September 2013.
During the school year, the Cooke County Library has local artwork from the different county schools. The displays are two weeks long. They help to brighten up the facility and promote the schools in Cooke County. This year marks the 10th year of this fun collaboration! We encourage the students, their families and other patrons, to come and look at the artwork. If you have any questions about this program you can speak to Kimberly Reiter at 668-5530.
In January 2010, the Director started the “1,2,3, the Story is Coming to Me” community outreach initiative that introduces children to the concept and love of reading. The curriculum was developed for local childcare centers in the Gainesville area. Starting Fall of 2011, classes at some of the local school systems were added.
In May 2012, the Cooke County Library received its first of many grants to support this literacy initiative. This project has been funded in part by Target, NETLS and the Walmart Foundation. Currently, this project is funded by the John & Sandy Schmitz Family.
The library continues to provide 2 children’s classes a year to 11 local childcare centers and 5 local school systems that have pre-school classes. Each child in these classes is given their own book to take home.
The goals are to expose children to reading and the resources available at the Cooke County Library
Thank you to the John & Sandy Schmitz Family for your support in this project!
Literary LEGOs® started the Summer of 2014 and was a huge success so we’re going to offer it again. This program is for children ages 6 – 12. The project consists of 3 sets of 3 week long programs held on Wednesdays during Summer Reading. The Cooke County Library was awarded a Dollar General Summer Reading Grant in 2014 to start this program.
Thank you Dollar General and Friends of the Cooke County Library!
If you are looking for something new to read, we have compiled a list of books recommended for kids and teens.
Stay tune to learn more about our 2015 Summer Reading Programs.
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Tues, Thurs: 10 am - 7 pm
Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
Phone: (940) 668-5530
Fax: (940) 668-5533