Kindergarten Readiness

The Library offers programs and resources to help parents and guardians prepare their youngest learners for school. Our resource list includes an early learning guide, kindergarten readiness assessment, and frequently asked questions about Kindergarten for families. Parents are also encouraged to check out this list of recommended reads from our Youth Services Department.  

0 to 3: Read to Me

Literacy begins at birth and every caregiver can learn and use simple, research-based techniques to build language and literacy skills right from the start.

Young Scholars’ Academy

A free program to prepare your child for kindergarten and build support for their first year of school. Through fun activities like reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing together, families will gain valuable skills to help their child succeed in school through kindergarten and beyond. Registration for this Kindergarten readiness program is as easy as 1-2-3.

Virtual Storytimes

Virtual Storytime to the rescue! Join our weekly special guests for Tell-a-Tale Tuesdays.


Ohio Department of Education Guide to Getting Ready for Kindergarten

The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools.

Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a unique early-year book gifting program that mails a brand new, age-appropriate book to enrolled children every month from birth until five years of age, creating a home library of up to 60 books and instilling a love of books and family reading from an early age.

Get Ready to Read is one of the National Center for Learning Disabilities’ family of websites, along with, &

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