Ready for Kindergarten

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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

Baby Laptime
Wednesday: 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Monday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday: 11 a.m.
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: 9:30 & 10:30 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
Saturday: 10 & 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

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

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

511 S. Hague Ave.

Hours

Tuesday: 5 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: 4:30 & 5:15 p.m.

Address

1423 N. High St.

Hours

Monday: 4 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.

Address

4445 E. Broad St.

Hours

Tuesday: 11 a.m.

EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

You have big plans for your child, but it’s the little moments that count. Here are some ideas to help your child succeed.

Ask your little one how they are today. This shows you care and helps children learn to talk about their feelings.

Take a “word walk” by naming everything you see. Talking with a child helps them learn new words. The topic doesn’t matter, but the amount of words a child hears does.

Ask your little one to tell you a story about anything in their world. Storytelling builds your child’s imagination and communication skills. Ask questions like, “And then what happened?” to keep your child talking.

Sing a song from memory with your child. Singing will build your child’s vocabulary and help with practicing memorization.

Use the five senses to talk about what you see, hear, feel, smell and taste. Using multiple senses will help your child process more and retain more information.

Play a round of Red Light, Green Light. Games encourage children to follow directions, which is an important school skill.

Create a question of the day to ask your kiddo.

Pick a word and create as many rhymes as you can. The rhymes do not even need to be real words. The goal is for your child to hear and practice the endings of words.

Sing “If you’re happy and you know it” with physical actions. When you use words to describe your own actions, your child has a much better time learning new vocabulary.

Ask your little one to retell their favorite story or a TV show they watch. Retelling a story helps kids focus on the beginning, middle and end. This skill will help them remember what they read later on.

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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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