Cooke County Library

Fall trees are here! They were painted by the Kindergarten students at Callisburg ISD. Come see them until November1st!

Has your dinner ever ran away from your plate? Ours did today when we read “The Runaway Dinner.” For dessert we helped Ms. Kim bake a cake and read “Bunny Cakes.” This book was chosen because it is part of JumpStarts Read For the Record 2014. Celebrate literacy and Pledge to read today! http://www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-bunny-cakes-online

The children at Donna Reed’s childcare center were visited by Ms. Kim today for the “1,2,3…the Story is Coming to Me” program. The topic for the day was food! Each child was given a book to take home about yummy and yucky foods. Thank you to the John and Sandy Schmitz family for your support of this program!

These children are also participating in our “1000 Books Before Kindergar’d’en” pilot program. They received prizes for reading their first 100 books! #communityoutreach #1000books #123thestoryiscomingtome #earlyliteracy #read

Fall is here! We talked about owls today. For our craft we decorated pumpkins to look like owls.

On Saturday we celebrated Star Wars Reads day. We learned about Star Wars characters and then using a little science we saved them from the ice and mud. We made a Yoda shape character to take home along with a lot of Star Wars goodies!

The library’s “1,2,3 the Story is Coming to Me” program sent Ms. Kim to St. Mary’s today to read to the pre-k classes. She read about animals and helping your friends who are in need. Each child was given a furry animal book to take home. Thank you to the John and Sandy Schmitz Family for your support of this program!

The students at Angel Academy were visited by the library’s Pirate Kim this morning. She read stories about animals visiting the library and of course, PIRATES! Each child was given their own pirate book to take home. Thank you John and Sandy Schmitz Family for your support of this program!

Our guest, Angel Neu read a book about vegetables today. We learned what grows above the ground and what grows below. Then we drew pictures of vegetables in a garden.

The children from Edison Elementary made fall foxes. They are on display from October 6-October 18.

The children at Lighthouse Preschool were visited today by the library. Ms. Kim read books about going to bed and what would happen if you brought various animals to the library. The children also learned about the services provided by the library. Each child was given a book of their very own to take home. Thanks to the John and Sandy Schmitz Family for your support of this project!

In our children’s class today Kim and Lydia shared books about manners. We learned what happens when you mix the primary colors. The we each got one paint color to share with our friends so we could create colorful artwork.

On 9-24-14, Ms. Kim read to the children at Ms. Pat’s and Ms. Donna’s childcare centers. The “1,2,3…the Story is Coming to Me” program encourages children to read and informs them and their families of the services provided by the library. Ms. Kim read books about waking up and getting ready in the morning. Then each child was given a book of their own to include in their home libraries. #123thestoryiscomingtome #earlyliteracy #libraryawareness

In observance of elephant appreciation day, we learned about elephants this morning. We made elephant toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide, soap, yeast and water. It was awesome! Then we made floppy elephant hats. Thank you Lydia for reading today!

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!