November 24, 2020

Library expands virtual Ready for Kindergarten Storytimes to five days a week

Programs offered for families of babies, toddlers and preschoolers

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) now offers virtual Ready for Kindergarten Storytimes five days a week. These engaging and interactive programs are led by CML’s youth services staff members and are designed to help parents learn how to be their child’s first teacher.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Baby Laptime at 10 a.m. on Facebook
  • Tuesday: Preschool Storytime on Zoom*
  • Wednesday: Preschool Storytime on Zoom*
  • Thursday: Toddler Storytime on Zoom*
  • Friday: Family Storytime at 10 a.m. on Facebook

*Visit CML’s Events page for details.

CML suspended all in-person programs, including Ready for Kindergarten Storytimes, in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.