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Mission

The Catherine Cook School Library serves the community’s students, faculty, and families to develop empowered users/producers of information, support curriculum, and promote literacy as both an academic and recreational endeavor.

Catherine Cook Library Borrowing Plans: Fall 2020

  • Virtual Attendance Option (VAO) students & EC students:
    • How: Each week, students/families can place requests using the VAO & EC Library Book Request Form - for up to 3 books.
    • Where: Pick-up from cart near the front door Security Desk.
    • When: Holds placed by Tuesday will be available on Thursday (and will remain available for pick-up for one week).
    • Returns: Books are due after 2 weeks and/or when picking up new books.
  • In-Person 1st-3rd Grade students (through October):
    • How: Students will visit the library for socially distanced in-person checkout.
    • Where: Cook Library
    • When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday during the school day (TBD by teachers)
    • Returns: Books are due every 2 weeks. Students will return their books during socially distanced in-person checkout.
  • In-Person 4th-8th Grade students:
    • How: Students can place holds using the online catalog - for up to 3 books.
      • Sign in using:
        • Username: first 5 letters of last name + first 2 letters of first name
        • Password: (your Cook password)
    • Where: 4th-7th pick-up on 3rd floor shelf / 8th pick-up in Cobbler Square
    • When: Holds placed by Tuesday will be available on Thursday (and will remain available for pick-up for one week).
    • Returns: Books are due every 2 weeks. Students will use the return bins on the 2nd/3rd floors and in Cobbler Square.
  • Sora Student Reading App:
    • On Sora, you'll find a small collection of Cook Library ebooks - plus you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the Chicago Public Library and several other area libraries (with a library card).
    • Sora Student Reading App
      • Grades PS-2 - sign in using:
        • Username: first 5 letters of last name + first 2 letters of first name
      • Grades 3-8 - sign in using:
        • Your Cook Google account info
        • Password: (your Cook password)

Meet our Librarians

Megan Altmayer

Megan Altmayer

Titles: LS/MS Librarian
Patrick Gall

Patrick Gall

Titles: EC/LS Librarian