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Centennial Celebration



View the Centennial Events calendar.



Share Your Memories

Our centennial is the perfect time to reminisce and we want to hear from you! What’s your favorite Cook Memorial Library memory? Please note that some stories may be shared in library marketing efforts and on social media. Personal information will not be shared.

  • RECORD a short video with StoryHabitat. Visit either library building to sit down to record on one of our designated iPads or record your video from home.
  • EMAIL your memory to our local history librarian at
  • WRITE a letter and drop it off at the Reference Desk at either library building.

Library History Timeline

View our history timeline full of interesting tidbits at either location. While you’re there, write your name on a sticker and place it on the year you became a cardholder (from any library)!  

Oldest CMPLD Card Contest

Think you have the oldest library card in our district? Bring it in to the Check Out Desk at either location by October 31 for your chance to win a prize! Participants must present the physical card and an ID. Card does not have to be active. Winner will be notified by November 1.


Blog Posts

Read Centennial related blog posts on the library’s Shelf Life blog.


Podcast Episodes

Women of Cook Library – subscribe to the Cook Memorial Public Library Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

From the Blog

Jean’s Pick of the Week: Featherhood by Charlie Gilmour

Charlie Gilmour finds himself an unwitting and, at first, unwilling caretaker of a bird in Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie. He is gradually won over by the bird's mischievous personality, and I dare you not to be charmed as well. The serendipitous timing of the magpie's appearance in Charlie's life also comes at a moment when he is rebuilding his relationship with his biological father and contemplating starting his own family. Read on to learn how Charlie's journey through featherhood teaches him what it means to be a father. [...]