Ready for Kindergarten

You are your child’s first teacher.

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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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. & Wednesday: 1 p.m.

Address

1422 E. Livingston Ave.

Hours

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

75 N. High St.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Thursday: 10 & 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Monday: 10 & 11 a.m. & Wednesday: 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday: 2 p.m. & Wednesday: 11 a.m.

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

Address

Temporary Location
310 Hamilton Rd.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.

Preschool 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
Thursday: 7 p.m. & 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
Friday: 10:30 a.m. & Saturday: 11 a.m.

Address

200 Market St.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Monday: 10 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. & 5 p.m.

Address

1423 N. High St.

Hours

Family Storytime
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. & Wednesday: 4:30 p.m.

Address

1113 Parsons Ave.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.

Address

Temporary Location
1308 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

Baby Laptime
Tuesday: 10 a.m.

Family Storytime
Thursday: 11 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
Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 & 11 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.

Address

4445 E. Broad St.

Hours

Baby Laptime
Monday: 11 a.m.

Family Storytime
Wednesday: 11 a.m. & Thursday: 7 p.m.

Virtual Storytime

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

Live Storytime at 10 a.m. on YouTube

Thursday: Live 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

75 N. High St.

Hours

Wednesday & Thursday: 2 p.m.

Address

4500 Hickory Chase Way

Hours

Monday: 1, 2, & 7 p.m.
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 & Thursday: 10:30 a.m.

Address

4093 Cleveland Ave.

Hours

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

Address

1423 N. High St.

Hours

Monday: 4:30 p.m.

Address

3980 S. Hamilton Rd.

Hours

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

Address

3909 N. High St.

Hours

Wednesday: 4 p.m.

Address

4445 E. Broad St.

Hours

Tuesday: 11 a.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m.

Play to Learn

Stop by the kid’s area to play and work on fun activities with your child. Ages 0-5.

Address

3434 E. Livingston Ave.

Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Address

75 N. High St.

Hours

Tuesday
10 - 11 a.m.

Address

1061 W. Town St.

Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Address

2223 Cleveland Ave.

Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1-3 p.m.

Address

1467 E. Long St.

Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Address

850 N. Nelson Rd.

Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.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.

  • Take a “word walk” by naming everything you see. This helps with learning new words.
  • As they get dressed, talk about the steps. “First you put on your red shirt, next, you put on your blue pants.”
  • Ask your child to tell you a story about anything in their world. Ask questions like, “And then what happened?” to keep your child talking.
  • Read or tell stories. Point out pictures, shapes and colors in the book. Ask them what they think will happen next.
  • In the car, see if they can find a sign with the letter “s” in it. Point out different shapes and words.
  • Ask your child to retell their favorite story or a TV show they watch. Retelling a story will help them remember what they read later on.
  • Start a sing-along. Get creative by leaving out words and having them choose the animals or people to insert into songs like, “The Wheels on the Bus” or “Old MacDonald.”
  • In the bathtub, sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and have them splash to the rhythm of the song.
  • Sing a song from memory with your child. Singing will help your child learn and remember words.
  • Blow bubbles and see how many your child can count. Ask your child if the bubbles are big or small.
  • Play the game, “I Spy.” Have them pick an item that they can see and you guess what it is.
  • Pick a word and create as many rhymes as you can.

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