SUMMER IS HERE! The Cook Public Library offers programs and activities for all ages.
Preschool-Elementary Come to the library and pick up reading materials, including a free book for preschool and elementary readers. Preschoolers get to color in a circle every time they read. Elementary-aged kids are challenged to get a BINGO through reading books and doing activities.
Teens/Adults Pick up a summer reading BINGO card, read or listen to 5 books to make a BINGO and return your card by August 31 to receive a prize.
Events June 7: Storytime with Chione, 10:00 am June 9: Friends of the Library Book Sale in Meeting Room, 8 am – 5 pm June 15: Story Time, 10:00 am June 22: Story Time, 10:00 am June 26: Climb Theater presents The Ant & the Grasshopper, 10:30 am June 29: Story Time, 10:00 am
July 13: Story Time, 10:00 am July 20: Story Time, 10:00 am July 25: Bubble Wonder, 3:00 pm July 27: Story Time, 10:00 am
August 2: Forest Service Program: Ungulates Love Forest Fires, 11:00 am August 3: Story Time, 10:00 am
Story Time with Chione
Wednesday, June 7 10:00 am
Join us for Story Time with Chione, featuring a brand new musical story based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon. Vang’s short chapter book tells the story of Shoua, a Hmong-American girl who discovers her voice as she saves an injured dragon while camping in the northwoods of Minnesota. Hear this story set to beautiful and evocative music composed by fellow Minnesotan Jocelyn Hagen! Chione will also share the stories of each of their instruments and the ensemble they create – the wind quintet!
The program is 45 minutes and is for all ages.
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACFH).
Climb Theater Presents The Ant & the Grasshopper
Monday, June 26 10:30 am In this continuation of Aesop's Fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, two friends compete together to find their voices, however hard-working Ant and playful Grasshopper are having trouble finding their harmony. With the help of Queen Bee and the audience, Ant and Grasshopper will learn to BEE Kind, BEE a Friend, and BEE Together as they work towards creating a sound where everyone's voice is a part of the chorus. The program is 35 minutes long and is geared towards kids up to 10 years old and their families. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACFH).
New on Our Shelves
Adult Fiction All the Lost Places—Amanda Dykes Camp Zero—Michelle Min Sterling Dark Angel—John Sandford Her Deadly Game—Robert Dugoni Hotel of Secrets—Diana Biller Kunstlers in Paradise—Cathleen Schine Simply Lies—David Baldacci The Golden Spoon—Jessa Maxwell The House of Eve—Sadeqa Johnson The House of Wolves—James Patterson The Last Russian Doll—Kristen Loesch The London Séance Society—Sarah Penner The School for Good Mothers—Jessamine Chan The White Lady—Jacqueline Winspear Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers—Jesse Q. Sutanto
Adult Non-fiction Master Slave Husband Wife—Ilyon Woo The Lives We Actually Have—Kate Bowler The Other Family Doctor—Karen Fine The Palace Papers—Tina Brown Woman, Captain, Rebel—Margaret Willson
Juvenile Armor—Elizabeth Noll Badgers—Amy McDonald Forests—Karen Latchana Kerney Lakes--Karen Latchana Kerney Noodle Helps Gabriel Say Goodbye—Caryn Rivadeneira Surviving History: American Colonies—Virginia Loh-Hagen Surviving History: Ancient Rome—Virginia Loh-Hagan The Cutest Puppies Ever!—Catherine Veitch
Early Readers Little Dandelion Seeds the World—Julia Richardson Some Bodies—Sophie Kennen We Belong—Laura Purdie Salas What Do You See?—Barney Saltzberg
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.