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., Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

75 N. High St., Dublin, OH 43017

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, Gahanna, OH 43230

Hours

Baby Laptime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, OH 43026

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

2223 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 11 a.m.

Address

96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

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., New Albany, OH 43054

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., Columbus, OH 43224

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 11 a.m.

Address

1113 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206

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., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 11 a.m.

Address

3540 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43207

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

3980 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, OH 43125

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 10 a.m.

Baby Laptime
Thursday: 10 a.m.

Address

3909 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214

Hours

Baby Laptime
Monday: 10 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesday: 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday: 10 a.m.

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

Address

4445 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213

Hours

Bilingual Storytime
Monday: 11 a.m.

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 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: Spanish/English Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Preschool Storytime
Thursdays: Toddler Storytime
Fridays: Family 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, Hilliard, OH 43026

Hours

Monday: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Address

96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Hours

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43224

Hours

Monday: 5 p.m.

Address

1402 Brice Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Hours

Thursday: 11 a.m.

Address

3540 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43207

Hours

Wednesday: 6 p.m.

Address

3980 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, OH 43125

Hours

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

Address

4445 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213

Hours

Tuesday: 11 a.m. and 3:30 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.

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!

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.

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.

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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