Summer Reading Kick-Off

Fun for all ages with face painting, balloon artists, the Bubble Bus, and music from Steel Drum Flavor! Ice cream treats will be provided courtesy of Culver’s.

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Large Format Printing

The Library also offers access to a large format printer, capable of printing up to 36′ wide and 10′ in length in standard, heavyweight and glossy paper. Please inquire with staff to use the large format printer, or call (314) 821 5770 x 1027.

3D Printing

Check out our 3D Print Binder to see a variety of objects we have on file for printing, or submit your own files using our online form.

Reading Buddies

Children entering grades 1-4 may participate in KPL’s Summer Reading Buddies program. Younger children are paired with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading time over eight-weekly sessions throughout the summer. We ask that participants miss no more than two sessions to get the most out of the experience. We make every attempt to accommodate every child but space is limited.

Reading Buddies: Mondays, June 10 – July 29, 2019.
Session 1: 1:45-2:30 pm
Session 2: 2:45-3:30 pm

Last Day for sign-up Tuesday,  May 28, 2019.

Questions? Contact Chelsea Bedley. org or call 314-821-5770, ext 1015.

Reading Buddies Application

Resources for Children

WorldBook Online

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

WorldBook Online

WorldBook Online

Access WorldBook online and follow the “Kids” link to access encyclopedia resources for youth, including activities, pictures, videos and more.

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

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



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

Book Club Kits

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

Early Literacy iPad Kits

Each iPad Kit contains one iPad loaded with educational games.

Preschool Learning Kits

Each Preschool Learning Kit contains books, movies, music and activities designed for preschool age children.

Family Kits

Each Family Kit is themed and contains reading materials and movies for all ages.

Baby Kits

Each Baby Time Kit contains books and activities designed for children birth to 24 months as well as a parenting book.

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Upcoming Children's Events

9:30 AM Breakfast Club & Playtime for Li...
Breakfast Club & Playtime for Li...
Jun 1 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Babies, toddlers and caregivers are invited to open free play with age appropriate stories, toys, and stations that encourage motor skills and development. Coffee and snacks will be provided for adult caregivers. Ages 6-24 months.
1:00 PM Dances of India
Dances of India
Jun 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Explore the world of Indian dance through demonstration and an opportunity to try it yourself! All ages are invited to attend! Dances of India was founded in St. Louis in 1976. Their mission is to[...]
1:00 PM Dances of India for Families
Dances of India for Families
Jun 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
All ages. Explore the world of Indian dance through demonstration and an opportunity to try it yourself!
3:00 PM Champ Reading Dogs
Champ Reading Dogs
Jun 2 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Trained therapy dogs visit the library. Come read with a furry friend.
9:30 AM Sensory Play Ages 2-5
Sensory Play Ages 2-5
Jun 3 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages 2-5. Drop in for play and learning that happens away from screens. We will offer sensory activities and play to encourage hands on learning.