Cooke County Library

Today we kicked off our tenth year of the collaborarive artwork project between the library and local school systems. Gainesville Head Start’s artwork is on display from September 22 through October 4. Come see it! #youngartists #artwork #handprints

Ahoy, landlubbers! We learned how to talk like a pirate today with Captain Kim. We used a treasure map to find the hidden treasure. Along the way we read about pirates, made a pirate hook, learned the pirate ABC’S and learned that some objects sink while others float. Happy talk like a pirate day lads and lassies!

This morning our children’s class learned about monkeys! They practiced counting monkeys and sang about monkeys jumping on the bed. Then they drew silly monkey faces.

In observance of grandparent’s day, we held a children’s class on Tuesday, 9/9/14. The leach family visited and brought their Grandma Stanley to read to us. Since grandma’s often bake apple pies we ate spiral apples for a treat.

ABCDEFG….We had an alphabet party at our children’s class today. We sang the ABC’s and made an alphabet tree.

We learned about nutrition at our children’s class today. Jen and Heather from Outreach Health Services read about fruits and vegetables. Then we guessed what fruit was in the mystery boxes

Local children’s author, Jennifer Rodgers shared her book, Super Cooper today. We learned about safety atthe park and the beach. We made dog puppets to take home.

Our children’s class had a special visitor today! Pat Crawford brought her therapy dog, Turbo. Turbo listened to stories with us. We sang to him and colored a picture of our dream dog.

Yesterday, 8/5/14, we had a children’s class on fish and pond life. Ms. Jennifer read about what lives in and around a pond. We went fishing and got to hold real cat-tails. Thank you to Miss Sadhvika for planning our fish craft. It was fun!

The Literary LEGOs club met for the last time today. Their theme was spaceships. At the end of the class they each received a LEGO Movie book donated by the Friends of the Cooke County Library.

Thank you to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Friends of the Cooke County Library for your support in this project!

Hop, hop, hop! Thank you Miss Sadhvika for joining us today. We loved getting to pet real bunny rabbits. We read and made our own bunny craft to take home.

We celebrated Batman Day today in honor of his 75th anniversary. Ms. Irma and Ms. Kim read Batman books and taught us a few superhero moves. We played a Batman game and colored a picture of him. Thanks to DC Comics for our special event kits which included a poster, mask, bookmark and pins! #batmanday #batman #batman75th #dccomics #dcentertainment #storyhour #superhero

Our Literary LEGO class met again today. They built robots of all kinds. Some of the robots even made ice cream! Come in and see them on display this week!

Thank you to the Dollar General Literacy Grant and the Friends of the Cooke County Library for your support in this program!

Today the younger kids learned about measurement while talking about animals and how big or small they are. They measured an elephant footprint, measured each other and sang and danced about animals. Then they colored a giraffe and gave it spots. The older kids talked about space with Ms. Jennifer. They talked about planets, constellations, NASA, and they even got to wear a space helmet!

Marshall Mitchell performed Cowboy Music for Kids today at NCTC’s Little Theater. We sang and danced to his guitar. We also learned the meaning of respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, and courage.