2022 Summer Reading Program Cook Public Library Read Beyond the Beaten Path
Preschool – 6thgrade Turn in Reading Logs between August 1 – 31 and receive a prize.
Teens Read our Teen Advisory book pickJurassic Parkby Michael Crichton Stop by the library to request a copy of the book and find out about other teen events
Adults Bookopoly Reading Challenge Read 7 books and give us a book recommendation for the next One Book One Community program by August 31 for a prize
Cook Public Library Receives $1200 Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project Grant
The Cook Public Library recently added 114 children’s books to their collection thanks to a grant from The Pilcrow Foundation and financial support from The Friends of the Cook Public Library.
The Pilcrow Foundation, located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, supports rural public libraries by contributing funds to purchase new books. Their investment encourages community-building, children’s literacy and the library’s future.
The Friends of the Cook Public Library gave $400 toward this grant and the Pilcrow Foundation contributed a two-to-one match of $800 for a total of $1200. 71 new hardcover books for ages 0 to 12 were selected by Cook Library staff and an additional 43 titles focusing on math, science, health and wellness were provided through donor-sponsored programs.
The new books will be on display in the children’s area. Each book is labeled with a bookplate recognizing the donors.
Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project Grant Booklist
Preschool A is for Ant—Sam Priddy Baby Happy, Baby Sad—Leslie Patricelli Garden Time—Jill McDonald How Does a Caterpillar Change?—Eric Carle LMNO Pea-quel—Keith Baker No No, Yes Yes—Leslie Patricelli Opposites—Sandra Boynton The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eat Lunch—Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Breakfast—Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Winter—Eric Carle
Early Reader A Dinosaur Named Ruth—Julia Lyon A Shelter for Sadness—Anne Booth Aaron Slater, Illustrator—Andrea Beaty Arlo Draws an Octopus—Lori Mortensen At the Pond—David Elliot Bake Infinite Pie with X+Y—Eugenia Cheng Be Kind—Pat Zietlow Miller Chinese Kite Festival—Rich Lo Color the Sky—David Elliott Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!—Sherri Duskey Rinker Dear Treefrog—Joyce Sidman Dumplings for Lili—Melissa Iwai Fox at Night—Corey R. Tabor Ghost—Kevan Atteberry Hear the Wind Blow—Doe Boyle Hello, Rain!—Kyo Maclear House Mouse—Michael Hall How to Build an Insect—Roberta Gibson I Want an Apple—David L. Harrison If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!—Elise Parsley In Our Garden—Pat Zietlow Miller Inside Cat—Brendan Wenzel Josie Dances—Denise Lajimodiere Just Ask!—Sonia Sotomayor Just Help!—Sonia Sotomayor Love You By Heart—Peter H. Reynolds Magic Candies—Heena Baek Memory Jars—Vera Brosgol Off-Limits—Helen Yoon One Little Lot—Diane C. Mullen Opposites Abstract—Mo Willems Perdu—Richard Jones Piglette’s Perfect Surprise—Katelyn Aronson She Heard the Birds—Andrea D’Aquino The Bird Who Swallowed a Star—Laurie Cohen The Day the Rain Moved In—Eleonore Douspis The Remember Balloons—Jessie Oliveros The Secret Code Inside of You—Rajani LaRocca The Story of a Story—Deborah Hopkinson The Tide Pool Waits—Candace Fleming Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge—Raul the Third What Happened to You?—James Catchpole What Will You Be?—Kate Alizadeh When Grandfather Flew—Patricia MacLachlan When Sadness is at Your Door—Eva Eland Where Happiness Begins—Eva Eland Where Three Oceans Meet—Rajani Larocca While We Wait—Judy Ann Sadler Wonder Walkers—Micha Archer Words to Make a Friend—Donna Jo Napoli
Juvenile Aviva vs. the Dybbuk—Mari Lowe Beak & Ally: Bedtime Jitters—Norm Feuti Black and White—Debora Vogrig Cornbread & Poppy—Matthew Cordell Deadman’s Castle—Iain Lawrence Dream, Annie, Dream—Waka T. Brown Egg Marks the Spot—Amy Timberlake Fergus and Zeke and the 100th Day of School—Kate Messner Fox & Rabbit Celebrate—Beth Ferry Frankie & Bug—Gayle Forman Honest June—Tina Wells Just Harriet—Elana K. Arnold King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Library Book—Dori Hillestad Butler Red, White, and Whole—Rajani LaRocca Shelter—Christie Matheson Solimar—Pam Munoz Ryan Starla Jean Takes the Cake—Elana K. Arnold Stuntboy, In the Meantime—Jason Reynolds The Beatryce Prophecy—Kate DiCamillo The Boy Who Met a Whale—Nizrana Farook The Lion of Mars—Jennifer L. Holm The Second Chance of Benjamin Waterfalls—James Bird The Stars of Whistling Ridge—Cindy Baldwin The Storm Keeper’s Battle—Catherine Doyle The Undercover Book List—Colleen Nelson Those Kids From Fawn Creek—Erin Entrada Kelly Too Bright to See—Kyle Lukoff Twig and Turtle: Big Move to a Tiny House—Jennifer Richard Jacobson Warriors: Lost Stars—Erin Hunter Worser—Jennifer Ziegler Zebra at the Zoo—Patricia Reilly Giff
Nonfiction A Life Electric: The Story of Nikola Tesla—Azadeh Westergaard Animal Architects—Amy Cherrix Blue—Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond Circles—David A. Adler Code Breaker, Spy Hunter—Laurie Wallmark Crazy Horse and Custer: Born Enemies—S.D. Nelson Curious About Crocodiles—Owen Davey Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style—Raina Delisle How to Be a Math Genius—Dr. Mike Goldsmith Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance—Nikki Grimes Listen to the Language of the Trees—Tera Kelley National Parks Maps—Abby Leighton Perkin’s Perfect Purple—Tami Lewis Brown Pigology—Daisy Bird Reptiles Everywhere—Britta Teckentrup Secrets of the Sea—Evan Griffith Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma—David A. Adler Spi-ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs—Leslie Bulion The Book of Amazing Trees—Nathalie Tordjman The Chemistry of Food—Carla Mooney The Rainforest Book—Charlotte Milner The Science of Fashion—Julie Danneberg The Wisdom of Trees—Lita Judge
Patrons can now check out a 7-day Minnesota State Parks pass at the Cook Public Library with their library card.
Minnesota State Parks Library Program Details:
Passes are good for seven days and must be displayed in the vehicle’s dashboard on entering a park or recreation area.
Passes can be recycled after seven days, no return necessary.
Adult Fiction And There He Kept Her—Joshua Moehling Bloomsbury Girls—Natalie Jenner Every Cloak Rolled in Blood—James Lee Burke Falling Silent—Donna Graham Hatchet Island—Paul Doiron Holy Chow—David Rosenfelt The Angel of Rome—Jess Walter The Cartographer’s Secret—Tea Cooper The Club—Ellery Lloyd The Evening Hero—Marie Myung-Ok Lee The It Girl—Ruth Ware The Last Mile—Kat Martin The Locked Room—Elly Griffiths
Adult Non-fiction Frances Anne Hopkins: Hudson’s Bay Company Wife, Voyageurs’ Artist—MaryEllen Weller-Smith I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys—Miranda Seymour Young Adult Gilded—Marissa Meyer Instructions for Dancing—Nicola Yoon Murder for the Modern Girl—Kendall Kulper The Silence That Binds Us—Joanna Ho
Juvenile Warriors: River—Erin Hunter
Early Readers Layla, the Last Black Unicorn—Tiffany Haddish The Lantern House—Erin Napier