Reading Buddies

Children entering grades 1-4 may participate in KPL's Summer Reading Buddies program which pairs them with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading time over six weekly sessions throughout the summer.

Summer Science

Summer Science – Bubble Making on the Front Law. What makes unpoppable bubbles?  Experiment with different ingredients to find the best bubbles. Ages 5-12. Sign up required.

Storytime on the Lawn

Join us for storytime on the library lawn geared to preschoolers ages 2-5. Bring your own blanket.

Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 AM, beginning June 6.

Improv Classes

Students will take some of today’s greatest stories and make them alive through acting and improvisation. They’ll also be introduced to some of the basic elements of theatre. while having an awesome time incorporating costumes and props into their masterpieces. Sign up is required. Tuesdays at 6:30 PM, beginning June 7.

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays are back! Join us at the Kirkwood Park Amphitheater for a different children’s performer throughout the summer. Bring your crew to Swords and Roses celebrate shore leave with singing, sword swinging and sea worthy silliness!

Family Book Club

Pick up a kit to host your own Family Book Club at home. Kits will include a copy of the book, discussion guides and a few treats. June Book: Blended by Sharon Draper.

Books for Babies on the Lawn

Books, lap bounces, songs, rhymes and more are what you'll find at this storytime geared to 6 months- 2 years! Bring your own blanket.

Thursdays at 9:30 AM, beginning June 16.

Book Bundles

Get a Book Bundle put together by a Kirkwood Public Library Youth Services Librarian! Simply fill out this form with the type of books you are looking for, reading tastes, and library card number. We'll use our expertise to pull together 5 books that will be put on hold for you to pick up on the hold shelf.

Resources for Children

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Reading Buddies

Children grades 1-4 sign up for one-on-one reading time with a teen volunteer. Sign up by May 27.

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Book Bundles

Simply fill out this form and a Youth Services librarian will select 5 books that will be put on hold for you to pick up on the hold shelf.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For children birth to entering Kindergarten.  Sign up, read & win prizes.

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks

Enjoy hundreds of books, videos and read-alongs from multiple genres of children’s literature.

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

Access OverDrive’s collection of materials for youth through the Kids Reading Room.

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Book Connections

Bring reading to life. Book Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone’s experience reading children’s and young adult books.

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At Home Learning Resources

Browse our list of online At Home Learning resources derived from local and national organizations.

Kids Book Club Kits

Each Juvenile Book Club Kit contains multiple copies of a book for hosting your own book club.

Need a Good Book?

Fill out the below form to receive a list of recommended books.

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Upcoming Children’s Events

10:30 AM
Summer Science – Bubble Making on the Front Law Thursday, June 2, 2022 Location: The front lawn of the library. Time: 10:30 am Ages: 5-12 What makes unpoppable bubbles?  Experiment with different ingredients to find[...]
Jun 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
6:30 PM
June 3, 2022 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm Location: Front Lawn Are you and your family members competitive? Do you like to play board games? Join us for a family game night on the lawn[...]
2:00 PM
Math and Art – The Art of Repeating Patterns Saturday, June 4, 2022 Location: Library Meeting Room Time: 2:00 pm Ages: 8 to 12 Join us for fun with repeating patterns, called tessellations. These kinds[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
10:30 AM
Monday, June 6, 2022 Ages 2-5 years Join us every Monday for storytime on the front lawn of the library. Please bring a blanket.