Summer Reading

It is that time of year to start Summer Reading. Read and log your time to earn fabulous prizes!

Wacky Wednesday

Join us for a different Children’s performer including animal trainers, musicians, jugglers, comedians, magicians and more! All of the programs are a virtual live or recorded event at 10:30 am on Wednesdays through 7/28. Sign up required.

Virtual Sunday Storytime

Join our virtual storytime e-mail list to receive a new storytime video every week on Sunday through 8/8! 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.

Resources for Children

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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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Books to Read if You Like Mercy Watson

Books to Read if You Like Mercy Watson

Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen's Mercy Watson series has charmed readers with its loveable title character as well as the unique residents of Deckawoo Drive. If you have read all of the Mercy Watson books and are craving books similar in style and story, check out...

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March Scavenger Hunt

March Scavenger Hunt

Explore your world by completing a scavenger hunt! You will receive a sheet that asks you to find different March 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 up...

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Upcoming Children's Events

Jul
19
Mon
all-day Imagination Challenge
Imagination Challenge
Jul 19 – Jul 24 all-day
Imagination Challenge Ages 6-12 July 19-July 24, 2021 Give your brain a break and stretch your imagination (and sometimes your legs)! Enjoy a collection of easy and fun screen-free activities. Each week during June and[...]
Jul
24
Sat
10:30 AM Virtual Family Saturdays Gym Guy...
Virtual Family Saturdays Gym Guy...
Jul 24 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Learn to stretch and move through a Family Yoga session with Gym Guyz! No experience required. Program available for viewing 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Link will be e-mailed to attendees within 24 hours of[...]
2:00 PM Tween Art Club
Tween Art Club
Jul 24 @ 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Tween Art Club Saturday, July 24 @ 2 PM Ages 9-12 Tween Art Club is where tweens gather together to challenge their various art skills through creative prompts and chat with other tweens while doing[...]
Jul
25
Sun
all-day Virtual Storytime
Virtual Storytime
Jul 25 all-day
Virtual Storytimes Sundays July 11, 18, 25, 2021 Join our virtual storytime e-mail list to receive a new storytime video every week on Sunday! Count storytime towards your hours for the Children’s Summer Reading program.[...]
1:30 PM Virtual Kids Knitting It Forward
Virtual Kids Knitting It Forward
Jul 25 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Attend the Kids Knitting It Forward meeting that would have been held at KPL through Zoom. Email kidsknittingitforward@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting info. Where: Zoom