Cosmo is photoshopped to look like he's enjoying some chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa as he reads the book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie."

Hello everyone, it’s Cosmo the library cat, here to tell you about another perk of my library life: lots of storytimes! Having stories read to me is one of my favorite things, and the librarians tell me they also help kids develop skills like language and literacy and improve their cognitive, emotional, and cultural understanding! 

That’s why I am very excited to let you know that Grand County Public Library is offering a new evening storytime on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. This evening storytime is geared towards preschool and early elementary children and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome. For younger kids, Music and Movement Storytime is on Monday mornings at 10:30. Thursday night stories will feature singing, crafts, and, of course, stories!

I’m also very excited to invite you to a very special “Cookie Storytime” on Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll start with stories and songs about cookies, followed by actual cookies you can eat afterward! Hot chocolate is also on the agenda, and the craft will be decorating graham cracker cookies. Yum!

Just a caution, I asked all the librarians and not a single one of them was planning on bringing in fish or chicken-liver-flavored cookies for this event. They plan to bring “regular” cookies with “no weird flavors” and apparently they are “not for cats.” This is a little bewildering, but as my mama always said, there’s no accounting for taste! Peculiar cookies notwithstanding, I’m sure Cookie Storytime is going to be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you here! Meow for now!