Ready for Kindergarten

You are your child’s first teacher.

We're here to help!

Parents and Caregivers: Join us for Ready for Kindergarten Storytime.

Hours vary by location. Choose your location below for more information.

Address

115 Franklin St.

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

1422 E. Livingston Ave.

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

75 N. High St.

Hours

Toddler Storytime
Monday: 10 a.m.

Baby Laptime
Tuesday: 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday: 10 a.m.

Address

Temporary Location
310 Hamilton Rd.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

4500 Hickory Chase Way

Hours

Baby Laptime
Thursday: 9, 10 & 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Monday & Tuesday: 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday: 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m.

Family Storytime
Thursday: Saturday: 11 a.m.

Address

511 S. Hague Ave.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Monday: 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

5590 Karl Rd.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Thursday: 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday: 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday: 11 a.m.

Family Storytime
Saturday: 11 a.m.

Address

2223 Cleveland Ave.

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 11 a.m.

Address

96 S. Grant Ave.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Monday: 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime
Saturday: 11 a.m.

Address

200 Market St.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Monday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Thursday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Family Storytime
Saturday: 11 a.m.

Address

4093 Cleveland Ave.

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 11 a.m.

Address

1113 Parsons Ave.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 5 p.m.

Address

1402 Brice Rd.

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 11 a.m.

Address

3540 S. High St.

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

3980 S. Hamilton Rd.

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 10 a.m.

Baby Laptime
Thursday: 10 a.m.

Address

3909 N. High St.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Monday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Family Storytime
Thursday: 10 & 11 a.m. & Saturday: 11 a.m.

Address

4445 E. Broad St.

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 11 a.m.

Virtual Storytime

Join us for books, songs and activities to get your child ready for kindergarten.

Live Storytime at 10 a.m. on Facebook

Mondays: Baby Laptime
Friday: Family Storytime 

Interactive Storytime at 10 a.m. on Zoom

Visit our Programs & Events page and choose Storytime in the Event Type box to find the virtual Storytimes you want to attend. Register and you’ll receive your Zoom link by email.

Tuesdays: Preschool Storytime
Thursdays: Toddler Storytime

Parents and Caregivers: Join us for Ready for Kindergarten Classes to help prepare for school.

Hours vary by location. Choose your location below for more information.

Address

4500 Hickory Chase Way

Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 1 & 2 p.m.

Address

5590 Karl Rd.

Hours

Tuesday: 1 p.m.

Address

96 S. Grant Ave.

Hours

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

4093 Cleveland Ave.

Hours

Monday: 5 p.m.

Address

1402 Brice Rd.

Hours

Thursday: 11 a.m.

Address

3540 S. High St.

Hours

Wednesday: 6 p.m.

Address

3980 S. Hamilton Rd.

Hours

Wednesday: 11 a.m.
Thursday: 4 p.m.

Make every moment count by reading with your child.
Try these ideas using books to get your child ready for kindergarten.

Every Moment Counts
Reading with babies age 0-1

Talking to your baby builds their brain. Books are filled with words for your baby to hear.

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Every Moment Counts
Reading with babies age 1-2

Singing to your baby is a fun way to build their brain. Many books have rhythmic patterns that are perfect for singing!

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Every Moment Counts
Reading with toddlers age 2-3

In order to learn, toddlers need to move!  Many kid’s books inspire movement and do not require busy little ones to sit still.

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Every Moment Counts
Reading with preschoolers age 3-4

Knowing letters and the sounds they make are important kindergarten readiness skills. Books are the best tool for working on this skill.

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Every Moment Counts
Reading with preschoolers age 4-5

Knowing lots of words helps kids understand what they read. Reading books to children helps them learn new words.

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