Babies, Toddlers and Children

Ready to Read

Our Ready to Read initiative helps parents prepare their children (ages birth to preschool) for kindergarten while providing the information and tools needed to build important early literacy skills. 

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Kindergarten Kickstart

Is your child starting kindergarten soon? Our Kindergarten KickStart programs are part Storytime, part information session. Guests take home a backpack with early literacy materials. 

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101 Picture Book Challenge

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between. Sign up online or pick up a challenge book at any Library location

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GROUPS FOR KIDS

We offer a variety of groups for homeschool students as well as groups just for kids:

King Road Code It, Jr. Club
3rd Wednesday | 4 p.m. 

Waterville Pokemon Trading Card Club
3rd Saturday | 10 a.m.
** Open to grades K-8

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PLAYAWAY LAUNCHPADS

Playaway Launchpads are secure, pre-loaded learning tablets just for kids. Playaway Views are all-in-one video players that come pre-loaded with multiple videos. Both are available at each of our library locations.

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Sit, Stay, Read

Books and dogs...what a great combination! Sit, Stay, Read is designed to help children improve reading skills while reading to a gentle, friendly therapy dog. Registration is required for most Sit, Stay, Read programs. 

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Kids Spaaaaah at the Library

Come to the Library and make spa products from common household ingredients. It’s all about relaxing, having fun and treating yourself well!  

Sept. 12 | 4 p.m. | Lagrange
Sept. 18 | 4 p.m. | Washington
Sept. 19 | 4 p.m. | Toledo Heights
Oct. 4 | 4 p.m. | West Toledo
Oct. 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Oregon
Nov. 5 | 3:30 p.m. | Locke
Nov. 10 | 10:30 a.m. | Sanger

Events for babies, toddlers and children

Preschool Storytime

Thursday Aug. 16
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Sanger

Get ready for Kindergarten and join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more as we talk, sing, read, write and play. This program is especially designed for young children ages 3-5 and their favorite grown-up.

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Connecting Kids to Meals

Thursday Aug. 16
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

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Connecting Kids to Meals

Thursday Aug. 16
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

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Connecting Kids to Meals

Thursday Aug. 16
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

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Connecting Kids to Meals

Thursday Aug. 16
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

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Connecting Kids to Meals

Thursday Aug. 16
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

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FREE SUMMER MEALS

June 4 - August 16

We're proud to bring back our partnership with Connecting Kids to Meals to offer a free summer lunch program (for youth to age 18). Meals are served Monday through Friday at the following times and locations:

Noon - 1 p.m.
Birmingham, Heatherdowns, Kent, Locke, Main Library

1 - 2 p.m.
Holland, Lagrange, Mott, Oregon, Point Place, South, Toledo Heights, Washington, West Toledo

Stories celebrating the power of love and human connections.

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A seemingly simple story about a boy and his name gets complicated by the book's relationship to issues in the outside world.

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Fun books with musical themes for kindergarteners and first graders.

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Education Resources and Homework Helpers

For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Does your child need help with school assignments or improving their grades? Are you a teacher or childcare worker looking for books for your classroom? Find information about our Homework Helper program, teacher assignment alerts, book kits and more!

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