Kids & Parents

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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

Meet Dr. Robert Needlman
Meet Dr. Robert Needlman

Acclaimed author & early childhood expert

Oct 6 & 7, Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Ed

RSS Staff Picks: Books for Parents & Kids »

The Seventh Wish

A banned book just makes me want to check it out. Earlier this year, a Vermont school uninvited beloved children's book author, Kate Messner, from a planned visit due to the content in her latest book, The Seventh Wish . Honestly, I might have missed this gem of a story, had it not been in the news for this reason. But I'm so glad I didn't because it's an important story and a good read. ...


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

Support Ready to Read!

Sponsorship opportunities & info coming soon!

Homework Help
Homework Help

Got homework? Get help!

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!