We want to help you prepare your child to be successful in school. Our Ready for Kindergarten programs do just that, providing resources and staff ready to help every step of the way.

JOIN ONLINE READY FOR KINDERGARTEN CLASS

Complete new online classes and learn tips to help get your preschooler ready for kindergarten.

  • Watch the eight short videos and complete the activities below with your preschooler.

  • Pick up free packets with everything you need to complete the lessons at any Columbus Metropolitan Library location using Curbside Pickup or Walk-Up Service, while supplies last. Please note: our Marion-Franklin Branch is closed.

Activity 1
PAPER COLLAGE >>

Supplies:
  • Construction paper or newspaper
  • Glue

Activity 2
LETTER CARDS >>

Supplies:

Activity 3
COLORS >>

Activity 4
COUNTING >>

Supplies:

Activity 5
WHISPER IT, TRACE IT, WRITE IT >>

Supplies:
  • Blank paper
  • Highlighter
  • Markers

Activity 6
MAKE A BOOK >>

Supplies:
  • Blank paper
  • Markers
  • Highlighters

Activity 7
FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS AND RAISING YOUR HAND >>

Supplies:
  • Blank paper
  • Pencil with eraser
TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF EACH ACTIVITY:
  • Work at your child’s pace. If they need a break, stop where you are and pick up at a later time.
  • Set aside distraction free time to work on activities with your child.
  • Gather school supplies and print activity sheet before starting each session.
  • Use Chrome as your browser for watching the videos.
  • Praise your child when they complete the activity.
VIRTUAL STORYTIME
Join us Monday-Friday

Live Storytime at 10 a.m. on Facebook.

  • Mondays: Baby Laptime
  • Friday: Family Storytime 

Interactive Storytime on Zoom
Visit our Events page for details.

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Preschool Storytime
  • Thursdays: Toddler Storytime
 
READING

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Promotes reading to newborns, infants and toddlers.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Receive free books monthly for your child.

Read Aloud 15 Minutes
Learn why reading aloud to your child is so important.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Offers 10 simple things you can do at home to help your child fall in love with reading.

We’ll share tips, activities and book suggestions that you and your child will love.