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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your children is the best way to prepare them for Kindergarten!

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES

Every child. Every parent. Every day.

We Support We Need Diverse Books™

Literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people

Parenting Resources

KPL staff-selected resources for parents and caregivers

RSS Staff Picks: Books for Parents & Kids »

The Inquisitor's Tale

 Set in 1242 France, this is not your usual novel for children, but oh, is it remarkable!  Told through the stories of various people, gathered at an inn, the adventures unfold with delight, dismay, and despair.  The Inquisitor’s Tale: or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog is a literary gift for readers....


Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee
Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

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Homework Help
Homework Help

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Homework websites, topic guides, & more.

RSS Tips for Parents & Caregivers »

Talk, Read, and Sing!

Talk, Read, and Sing is an initiative that highlights the everyday fun activities that parents, grandparents - all caregivers - can do to help ensure early brain and language development. Talking, reading, and singing to your baby in your native language helps to grow compassionate and capable kids who enter kindergarten ready to learn. Your library has so many materials available for you to read, sing, and talk about with baby. Programs like Play and Learn, 1,2,3, Play with Me, Baby Storytimes, and many more, are good places to meet other caregivers and get some great ideas to share with baby....

Global Reading Challenge
Global Reading Challenge

2016 Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to all teams and participants!