Cooke County Library

Weekly Children’s Classes

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 thirty to forty minutes. Various elements of the program include music, stories, acting, and 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 Program 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 program 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

“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.

Artwork Displays

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.

Jaycee Park StoryWalk®

Located at 701 E. Main St., Gainesville, TX, the Jaycee Park StoryWalk® was installed in summer 2023. Learn all about this early literacy experience!

Summer Reading Programs

The theme for the 2024 Summer Reading Programs is “Adenture Begins at Your Library.”  Visit this page to learn more.

Children’s Events photos

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.

  • Hours

    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.

  • Get in touch

    Phone: (940) 668-5530
    Fax: (940) 668-5533

  • Find us

    Cooke County Library
    200 S. Weaver St.
    Gainesville, TX 76240