Books for Babies with Amy Sklansky

Sign up for Books for Babies storytime with special guest, Author Amy Sklansky, who will read from her new board book, Knock Knock, Trick or Treat!: A Spooky Halloween. With sign up you'll recieve a baby Halloween kit, along with a copy of the book. We will contact you for pick-up of kit and email you with a storytime video link.

Virtual Storytime

Join us every other Sunday for a new virtual storytime geared to children ages 2-5. Video will be emailed to you by 10 am. Sign up required.

First Art

Introduce your little one to the tactile wonders of paint, glue and more with these easy at home art based activities!  Recommended for 18 months to age 4. Sign up to pick up your supply bag.

DIY Storytime Kits

Put on your own storytime with this DIY kit created by your local librarians! Each kit will include an activity, tips, and a book to keep. Come to the Children's room to pick up. No sign up needed.

Sunflower Family Party

Have a party inspired by the happiest flower! Kit will include recipes, crafts and game ideas. Sign up required.

Library Card Design Contest

In honor of Kirkwood Public Library’s 95th Birthday, we are asking everyone to create art for a special limited edition library card! The winning designs will be chose from each age group- children, teen and adult.

Thomas the Tank Engine Party

All Aboard!  Do you love Thomas the Train?  Have fun being a train conductor with some at home crafts and activities all things train related. The train leaves the station on Friday November 19! Choo Choo! Sign up required.

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.

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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.

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

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

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks

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

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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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April Scavenger Hunt

April Scavenger Hunt

Explore your world by completing a scavenger hunt! You will receive a sheet that asks you to find different April themed items you see inside and outside. Return your sheet for a chance to win books or a cool eraser and pencil set! Scavenger Hunt sheets can be picked...

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Upcoming Children's Events

Oct
25
Mon
all-day Halloween Preschool Party
Halloween Preschool Party
Oct 25 all-day
Halloween Preschool Party Ages 3-6 Monday, October 25, 2021 Ready to do the monster mash? Throw a party at home with crafts, activities, and a virtual storytime!  Sign up required, pick up supplies by Oct.[...]
Oct
28
Thu
all-day Books for Babies Storytime with ...
Books for Babies Storytime with ...
Oct 28 all-day
October 28, 2021 Sign up for Books for Babies storytime with special guest, Author Amy Sklansky, who will read from her new board book, Knock Knock, Trick or Treat!: A Spooky Halloween along with a[...]
all-day Halloween Craft
Halloween Craft
Oct 28 all-day
Halloween Craft Ages 5-12 Pick up Thursday, October 28, 2021  No sign-up, pick up while supplies last. Description: Get into the Halloween spirit with a spooky cute craft! Pick-up the supplies in the Children’s area. [...]
Nov
2
Tue
all-day DIY Storytime Kits
DIY Storytime Kits
Nov 2 all-day
DIY Storytime Kits. Ages 2-5 Put on your own storytime with this DIY kit created by your local librarians! Each kit will include an activity, tips, and a book to keep.  No sign up needed.[...]
Nov
4
Thu
all-day First Art
First Art
Nov 4 all-day
First Art  Thursday,  November 4, 2021 Introduce your little one to the tactile wonders of paint, glue and more with these easy at home art based activities!  Recommended for 18 months to age 4. Sign[...]