Tuesdays – 10:30am to 11:30am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm
For children ages 0 – 5, these classes are held in the children’s area 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.
Our children’s class coordinator created playlists on Freegal, our free music service, to allow parents to play favorite songs for their kids at home!
“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 15th 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.
Located at 701 E. Main St., Gainesville, TX, the Jaycee Park StoryWalk® was installed in summer 2023. Learn all about this early literacy experience!
The 2023 Summer Reading Programs have ended. Thanks to everyone who participated! Visit this page to learn more.
Please note: We often take photos at library events to use in publicity materials, including our website, Facebook, and social media pages.
If you do not wish us to use a picture of you or your child, please tell a library staff member prior to the event.
The Library is open:
Monday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Curbside pickup is still available during those hours.
Phone: (940) 668-5530
Fax: (940) 668-5533