Happy Groundhog Day!


Did you know that Punxatawney Phil DID NOT see his shadow this morning???  That means we’ll have an early spring!

Today was a hopping happening day at Toddler Time.  We welcomed some new friends today — Hyler, Cadence, Hannah, Emelia, Laney, and Evey.  We were so happy to see old friends back for fun too.

Today our theme was Groundhog Day. We read the book Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman and enjoyed a flannel board activity too.  We learned a new song called “Mr. Groundhog” just for the occasion.  Then we danced!

Next week we’re going to have some fun with HATS so wear your favorite hat.  We’ll see you then for more fun on Toddler Time Tuesday.


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Wow!  What a fun group we had today!  Some of our friends from last week returned along with many new friends, too!  Welcome Bentley, Bryden, Emma, Deanna, Chelsea, Josiah, John A., and James!  We’re glad you came to share Toddler Time with us.

Our theme today was Kittens and Mittens.

We read the books K is for Kitten and Pete the Cat’s I Love My White Shoes.

Our flannel story was Kitten’s Mittens.

We also sang songs from our song cube and danced along to some songs on the CD player.

Next week’s theme will be Groundhog Day!  See you next time.

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winter sceneToday was our very first Toddler Time and we had a wonderful turn out, even though the weather was less than ideal.

Welcome to Damen, Douglas, Kendall S., Kendall M., Camryn, John, Madison, and Felicity!

Of course, our theme, SNOW, was just perfect as the snow fell outside the library.

We read the books:  When It Starts to Snow, Snow? Let’s Go, and Here Comes the Snow.  We rolled our song cube and sang:  If You’re Happy and You Know It and Where is Thumbkin?.  Our flannel board activtiy was Five Little Snowflakes  Our music and movement selections included the Hokey Pokey and Can’t Sit Still.

It was a fun rockin’ time and we’re looking forward to next week’s Toddler Time on Tuesday January 26th at 11 AM.

Next week’s theme is Kittens and Mittens.  See you there!

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We are excited to announce the addition of a weekly Toddler Time program beginning Tuesday, January 19th. This free weekly program will be offered every Tuesday at 11 A.M. Toddler Time will be geared for children ages 18 months up to 3 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.

“Toddler Time is the first of several new programs that will be offered at Cochranton Library now that we are in our new library building,” said Tricia Maloney, Assistant Librarian, who is in charge of children’s programming. “We are really excited to reach out to some of our youngest patrons with a fun, interactive program geared just for them.” Maloney, who holds a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus in Early Childhood Education, has many years experience working with young children.

The Toddler Time program will incorporate age-appropriate stories along with songs, fingerplays, music, and movement. Caregivers will be encouraged to participate along with their child.  

Story time programs are important because they help to support early language and literacy, foster a lifetime love of books and reading, and introduce caregivers and children to high quality books and available library materials.

The Library is located at 107 West Pine Street in Cochranton. For more information, please contact us at 814-425-3996.



Cochranton Area Public Library

Will wrap your holiday gifts!

Bring your own paper.

We’ll supply ribbons, bows, and tags.

Wednesday, December 16th 6 – 8 PM.

Donations to the CAPL Building Fund will be gladly accepted.

Event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cochranton Library.

For more information, call 814-425-3996.

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Dear Patrons and Members of the Community…….

Please allow us to invite you to attend the

Dedication of the New Cochranton Area Public Library building.

The Dedication will be held at the Library

Saturday, December 5th

10:00 A.M.

There will be an Open House and Refreshments to follow.

Please note that due to the Dedication Event,

there will be no Saturday Morning Story Time.

For more information, please call us at 814-425-3996.



The New Cochranton Area Public Library is Open!


Stop by and see the beautiful new building.

We are open:

Monday 3 PM – 7 PM

Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM

Wednesday 3 PM – 7 PM

Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM

Friday 9 AM – 2 PM

Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM

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We will be closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, September 3 to 7 and hope to reopen Tuesday September 8th in the NEW LIBRARY.


Thank You for Your Patience!

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cafeteria       The Last Lunch in the School Cafeteria has been scheduled for August 15th from 11 AM to 2 PM. The menu will be macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, sloppy joes, apple crisp, milk and water, and, BLACK OLIVES!!!! Take one last look at the old library / school cafeteria before it is demolished. The price is a donation to the library’s New Building Fund.

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We are within a month (I hope) of moving to our new building so it’s time to talk about transition issues.

1. We are NOT accepting donations of any materials at this time (we will take your cash!) so don’t bring us books, CD’s, etc.

2. We are giving away FREE the following: donated books, puzzles, audiobooks, VCR tapes, vintage computer and music CDs, and miscellaneous junk. All this stuff is located at our main entrance on book carts. Help us out and take as much as you want. It will go in the trash on July 21st.

3. We are NOT having one last lunch in the school cafeteria on July 25th. We hope to have it at a later date, just not that particular day.

4. Expect disruptions of service over the next 2 months. We will close for up to a week to move our 10,000 item collection, supplies, files, furniture, etc. We may close for a day or 2 during demolition of the old building and for a day or 2 during pavement of the parking lot. We will try to get the word out as soon as possible for all closings. Keep an eye on this page.

5. During this time, you will NOT be fined for overdues. We will try to keep our book return accessible and empty.

If you have concerns, talk to Nadena. We aim to please and may be able to work something out due to particular circumstances.

A big shout out to all the volunteers who are begging us to help with the move and to David Miller and Miller’s Country Store on 285 which will provide lunch for those volunteers on moving day.

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