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The Cozby Library and Community Commons is currently open in a limited capacity, due to the City of Coppell's declaration of a local state of disaster for a public health emergency.

Please check here ​for more information and updates from the City.​

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We are pleased to announce a limited re-opening of the Cozby Library and Community Commons. This phase will provide access to library computers and printing by appointment. It will also provide the option to pick up held library materials without a reservation inside the Library​. Based on feedback from our community and challenges that we’ve observed, we hope that this will build and improve on our existing curbside pick-up service.​

  • The limited re-opening will begin on Monday, June 15. Hours will be 12 - 6 pm, Monday - Friday. 
  • All holds will be on shelves in the lobby. A self-check machine​ and a staff member will be in the lobby to assist checkouts. No appointment is needed to pick-up holds in the lobby.
  • Patrons will be allowed in the lobby one at a time (or one family at a time) to pick up their holds and use the self-check. You will only have access to your holds. The main library will still be closed.
  • Masks must be worn by staff and patrons at all times. If you don't have a mask, one will be provided.
  • All areas will be marked to indicate where to stand for appropriate social distancing.
  • All areas touched by staff and patrons will be sanitized between visits.
  • The bathrooms will be taped off, but available on an emergency basis.
  • Curbside Pickup will still be available for patrons that wish to remain in their vehicles. Reservations must be scheduled for curbside pickup.
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  • ​The Library will be open to scheduled computer appointments starting Monday, June 15. The hours for computer use will be 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. ​
  • You may not browse the shelves or pick-up holds during this appointment. 
  • Appointments are for one hour only.
  • Appointments are for one person only.
  • Users must be 16 years or older; children 15 and under will not be allowed into the library to use a computer.
  • Masks must be worn at all times. 
  • Patrons and staff must maintain a distance of six fee​t.
  • Staff will clean high-touch areas like keyboards and mice between appointments.
  • Printing will be available by credit or debit card only. Cash will not be accepted.
  • Faxing and scanning will be available.
  • Bathrooms and water fountains will not be available.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the library.
  • Please only sign up for one appointment at a time. You must complete an appointment before signing up for the next one.​​

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Curbside Pick-up Service is available Monday - Friday from 12 pm - 6 pm.
For curbside service details and to schedule your pick-up visit bit.ly/cozbycurbside.
You must have holds available in order to use the curbside service. 
Curbside service pick-ups must be scheduled ahead of time. ​
Please only sign-up for one time slot per household. We will checkout all materials for all household members at that time.
We have limited holds to five per card to help our staff deal with the increased volume of holds.
Items returned to the library may remain on your account for up to 7 days. All items returned will be placed in a 72 hour quarantine.
Call 972-304-3658 or email library@coppelltx.gov with any questions.​

Design a Bookmark Contest

Calling all aspiring artists and designers ages 5 - Adult! The Cozby Library and Community Commons is seeking creative bookmark designs for this year’s Summer Reading 
Challenge! Entries accepted starting Wednesday, April 1 and must be received by July 31. The winning bookmarks will be professionally 
printed and distributed at the library. ​If you are unable to print the submission form, you may request one from staff when you pickup books at the curbside service. 
​Scan and email completed form to cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov. You may also place the form in an envelope and return it through the drive-thru bookdrop.
Email CozbyPrograms@coppelltx.gov with any questions.​
Contest may be changed or canceled due to the library being closed and recommendations from the CDC and the City of Coppell​. 


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​​​Library at home

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While we are closed, we would like to continue sharing our storytime themes to give you inspiration for reading with your kids. Reading aloud to children of any age has numerous benefits, such as building empathy, increasing vocabulary, and facilitating a lifelong love of reading. Plus, it's a fun way to spend time together! ​Visit our Instagram page every weekday for new crafts, stories, and songs to share with your kids. We would love to see how you are doing storytime at home. Share your pictures of crafts or reading together with us on social media. ​

​storytimes and author events

Goodnight with Dolly​

Listen to Dolly Parton read picture books every week. Includes activity sheets and parent reading tips.

Brightly Storytime​

Brigh​tly Storytime features read-aloud and flip along videos, and more—to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.

Storyline Online​​​

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Novel Effect​

Music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice as you read your favorite titles together. Promote language development, increase engagement, and make storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!)

Read Together Be Together​

READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER is a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine that celebrates the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child. Reading aloud regularly to babies and young children is one of the most effective ways to foster early literacy and is a key factor responsible for building language and social skills.

Save with Stories​

Live picture book readings from celebrities on Instagram.​

Storytime with Maria​

Listen to Spanish storytime with Ms. Maria!​

Story Time from Space​

Story Time from Space sends children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website - look under the heading ”Story Time Videos”.​​
KidLit TV​
​KidLit TV has crafts, storytimes, and drawing tutorials. Explore the world of children's literature and find something new.
Mackin Educational Resources​
Mackin has a Vimeo channel with read-aloud stories including ​Are You Mother? and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Pete the Cat author James Dean reads and draws​
Listen to Pete the Cat creator James Dean read Pete the Cat books and give short drawing lessons on his Facebook page​.​



​​book suggestions​

Penguin Random House Debut Fiction Samplers

Penguin Random House offers a number of digital excerpt samplers that you can dip into to discover debut authors and new titles from your favorite authors.

Penguin Teen Book Recommendations​

​Get genre specific teen book recommendations, find book lists, and news about young adult authors.

Reading Rockets​

Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Reading Rockets provides specific, lengthy themed lists for young readers.
Literature Map​
​At Literature Map, you can type in an author’s name and then view similar authors that other readers are enjoying. The site generates a map that displays author names in relative states of closeness. The closer the authors, the more likely other readers enjoyed both.​




​​activities

Brightly Activities and DIY​

Find activities and DIY projects for the whole family.

GoNoodle​

GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! App available.​

Digital Escape Room​

Solve a series of clues to solve the puzzles and “escape”. Don’t worry, it’s just for fun and you can’t get stuck inside! Check out our collection of digital escape rooms created by librarians all around the world - how cool is that?! These escape rooms are designed for children of different ages, or for families to work on together.  

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems​

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons.  We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems​ to download a worksheet for this LUNCH DOODLE!

Coloring Pages for Adults​

Even adults need art therapy! Download this free adult coloring book from Flipster.

​​Highlights Kids​

​Your favorite kids magazine has tons of games, activities, jokes, and more on their website. Apps available too.​​
National Geographic Kids
​Explore animals and nature with science experiments, games, and videos.
Draw Every Day with JJK​
Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is hosting virtual art classes every day at 2 pm EST during the COVID-19 outbreak. ​​
Galleria Dallas' Showtime Saturdays​
Galleria Dallas’ Showtime Saturdays series has temporarily moved to Facebook. New shows are available Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. at facebook.com/galleriadallas. Previous shows are available to watch anytime. Shows feature clowns, magicians, authors, and more! 
Magic Tree House Home Adventures​
Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and much more!​
LegoLand Coloring Sheets​​​
Download and print free coloring sheets from LegoLand.
Crayola Coloring Sheets​
Print free coloring sheets including Disney, Trolls, and adult coloring sheets.​​​​
Jumpstart
Jumpstart is offering quiet activities, videos, outdoor activities, and indoor activities. ​


​​education​

The Cat in the Hat Can Build That App​

Do you want a science app? The Cat in the Hat gives you that with a tap! Kids play and learn in their backyard, to see how science is fun, not hard!

Jet’s Bot Builder App​

Create, explore, learn and have fun building a robot with Jet and friends in Jet’s Bot Builder.

Peep Family Science: Color App​

Parents and children explore the colors they see around them, indoors and outdoors. Together, they’ll experiment with mixing two colors to create a new one, notice colors that blend in with their environment, compare different shades of the same color, and discover how light can change colors.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology​

Home learning teaching resources and activities for 5-16 years old including lesson plans, handouts and videos.​

Amaze Your Brain at Home with the Perot Museum​

Have no fear, the Museum is still here! Amaze Your Brain at Home and​​​ watch your favorite concepts from the Museum come to life. Join us as we share fun ways to explore nature and science at home and in your backyard - all while using the most common household objects and supplies.​

​​​​Virtual Field Trips

​10 Historic Homes You Can Virtually Tour​

House Beautiful has rounded up 10 houses from across the globe that can be seen on a screen. Let the armchair tour begin!​

​Other Activities​

​Netflix Party​

Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.​