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Libby Training: Learn to Use Our Free App for eBooks and Audiobooks

Our ebook and audiobook collection is a convenient way to discover and borrow titles anytime from anywhere. If you’d like to take advantage of our digital offering but don’t know how or where to begin, OverDrive’s Getting Started with Libby virtual sessions have you covered!

Session 1 – Getting Started with Libby

March 19 – Three times to choose from!

  • 9:00-9:30 AM
  • 9:30-10:00 AM
  • 10:00-10:30 AM

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This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby – the one tap reading app, including:

  • Finding your library and signing in
  • Navigating the app
  • Browsing and searching for titles
  • Borrowing titles and placing holds
  • Managing holds and notifications
  • And much more

Session 2 – Libby Deep Dive Session

Already familiar with Libby but still have a few questions? Want to learn what new features have been added to the app? Join the OverDrive experts for this virtual Q&A session to get even more out of our library’s digital collection.

March 19 – 10:30-11:00 AM

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We hope you can attend!

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Watch Ralph’s TV Treehouse Virtual Concert Series!

Tune in to Ralph’s TV Treehouse Virtual Concert Series, a high-energy and music-filled show starring Grammy-nominated kids’ musician Ralph Covert and his puppet pals. We’re excited to make this series available on-demand for for our patrons! Episode links are available below.

Episode 1: After the Storm ~
The TV Treehouse has been blown out of its tree by a windstorm. Can Malcolm, Rani, Beauregard, and Ralph find their musical instruments and fix the damage? Will they still be able to share music with the kids at home? Will they ever time travel again? Join our heroes as they start a new chapter of their life together in the TV Treehouse.

Episode 2: Freddy Bear and Friends ~
Featuring songs from the very first Ralph’s World album, this acoustic concert from the TV Treehouse puts you in the front row for laughs and songs with Ralph and his puppet friends Malcolm, Beauregard, and Rani.

Episode 3: At the Bottom of the Sea ~
Ralph and his puppet friends Beauregard, Rani, and Malcolm are in their TV Treehouse, not at the bottom of the sea, but that doesn’t stop them from singing songs from the second Ralph’s World album. They’ll even take you surfing in your imagination!

Episode 4: Happy Lemons for Happy Days ~
Life is always better with an ice cold glass of lemonade, and when you throw in acoustic performances of favorite songs, how can you go wrong? Join Ralph and his puppet friends Rani, Malcolm, and Beauregard for fun and friendship broadcast from their TV Treehouse.

Episode 5: The Black Belt Rhyming Champions ~
Did you know Ralph was a Black Belt Rhyming Champion? Along with many other fun songs, join in the festivities as he defends his title as his puppet friends Malcolm, Rani, and Beauregard try to stump him by coming up with animal names he can’t rhyme!

Episode 6: Dance Party! ~
Hanging out with Ralph and his puppet friends Beauregard, Rani, and Malcolm is always fun, but when the kids request a dance party, you can rest assured they’ll up the fun factor and really get everyone rocking and moving!

Episode 7: Peggy’s Pie Parlor ~
What’s better than freshly baked pies? Ralph’s puppet friends Beauregard, Malcolm, and Rani share their favorite baking recipes with Ralph in this rollicking adventure from the TV Treehouse. Warning: dogs and cats might not love the same ingredients in their pies, as Ralph finds out!

Episode 8: Covered in Glue ~
Ralph really loves singing his songs, and his puppet friends Rani, Beauregard, and Malcolm really love playing tricks on him. Join them for this playful acoustic concert featuring hi-jinks and silliness broadcast from the TV Treehouse.

Episode 9: Dance Party ~
A day at the TV Treehouse is always a good day! Fans wrote in with favorite songs they wanted to hear, and Ralph, Rani, Malcolm, and Beauregard were excited to play a special concert of everyone’s favorites. Join us for a fun dance party!

Episode 10: Kid Astro ~
Malcolm is busy inside writing a play about his hero Kid Astro, while Rani and Beauregard are having fun playing outside. Ralph and the kids at home are making music together – things get crazy when everyone’s worlds start colliding!

Episode 11: The Rhyming Circus ~
When Beauregard was a young pup, he ran away to join the circus. Rani stayed closer to home, but found adventure in her local library. Join our friends as they all explore the things they do best, and share some friendship and music-making with them.

Episode 12: Kid Astro on Broadway ~
Malcolm has been working hard on his new play all about the adventure of Kid Astro. Rani and Beauregard have decided to help him stage the show! Ralph keeps busy making music with the kids, and then everyone gets to take a trip out of this world, because it’s show time!

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CCAF 2020 Community Anthology

This year marks our eighth annual Cookeville Comic Arts Festival! This event series aims to shine a spotlight on our local comic artists in the Upper Cumberland, promote comics as an art and literary format, and encourage new creators to take up a pencil and express themselves. Over time, the festival has evolved and shifted through several formats, but a constant of the past six years has been the Community Anthology, a printed collection of short comics submitted by local artists of all ages and art styles. This year is no different, and at today’s Debut Day we have a hearty sized stack of anthologies fresh of the printer and just waiting for you to come pick one up. These will be available at the Cookeville library while supplies last!

However, we recognize that not everyone is able to come by the library in person right now, so to help share the comics love we obtained permission from the artists to offer a special digital edition this year. The file below collects all of this year’s comics into a single pdf so that you can download it and enjoy them at your leisure. We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we did, and don’t forget to look into our vast collection of comics and graphic novels for all ages the next time you’re at the library!

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TEL-Testing & Education Reference Center

Do you have a high school student in your life? Maybe you’re thinking of changing careers or going back to school? If so, planning for the future is likely a big focus right now. Preparing for tests, career planning, and scholarship searches can be so overwhelming, but we have some tools to share that are accessible from the library website to help with those big plans!

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Combat boredom with these online resources for adults

Art Collections and Museums

Aquariums and Zoos

Coloring Pages and Books for Adults

Free College Courses Online


National Parks and Gardens

Theater and Opera

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Access READS with your cell phone number

Haven’t gotten around to getting your library card yet but interested in downloading ebooks and audiobooks for FREE? You still can! OverDrive is offering a very special service during this difficult season, that allows you to access the READS library with just a cell phone number!

How does it work? When a user accesses the READS site on a computer/laptop or downloads the Libby or OverDrive app, a box will pop up and ask the user if they have a card. If the answer is ‘No’, it will prompt the user for a cell phone number. OverDrive will verify the address associated with the cell phone number and if it is within the area covered by the regional system the user’s cell phone number will serve as their library card.

The information OverDrive needs to verify addresses is not available for landline numbers.

Visit: to get started! If you need helping setting up the Libby or OverDrive app on a device, visit the ‘Help’ tool or give us a call at the library @ 931-526-2416, and we can walk you through it!

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April 2019 Programs & Events

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March 2019 Programs & Events

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January 2019 Programs & Events

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December 2018 Programs & Events

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November 30, 2018 · 9:11 am