Everyone wants a promising future for their children. The Kilgore Library is here to help parents and caregivers succeed. Here is how the library can help you, and remember all our services are free of charge!
A great way to start teaching your child is to read to your baby every day. The Library has board books for the youngest children in your family. These sturdy books will stand up to almost any amount of tough and tumble play. Perfect for lap-sit reading these books are located in the Library Barn area. Begin by reading a little every day and your child will learn to enjoy this special time with you as they grow.
Library Barn Inter-actives and Toys
Our Library has a special inside barn that houses our board books, wooden puzzles, sturdy interactive blocks, big build blocks, farm puppets and small play tractors. This are is a perfect place for your toddler and preschooler to play in the library. We want your child to enjoy their time here and we encourage parents to use this area for quiet fun. Use the puppets to teach your child about animal sounds, or share a puzzle before you leave.
Read-along kits each contain a book and an audio CD set. Some kits contain picture books and some have early reader titles. These kits are great for “reading” a book to your children when you are too busy to read. They can also help early readers as they follow along with the text in the book. It’s a great way for your child to experience alternate readers and a built in break for a parent or caregiver.
If you have a CD player in your car, it is also a great trip break too!
Story times for little ones run every year September to April, with no programs in the month of January. Currently Storytime is on Fridays at 10:00. This program is for two year olds to five year olds, but all children are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers attend with their children to enjoy the program together. Each week is centered on a theme and “Mrs. A” shares stories, finger plays, and songs with the children. The program ends with a simple craft. No registration is necessary, join us for story time fun!
NEW! Night Time Storytime
Families with young children are invited to join us for an evening of bedtime stories and activities. Night Time Storytime is a quieter, calmer, slower paced sharing time, meant to help “wind down” from the day and get children ready for a good night’s rest. Activities will include simple relaxation exercises, easy bedtime math, and helpful ideas to make bedtime fore fun and successful. Children may attend in their pajamas!
Join us for open play with toys and music! Everyone welcome, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers too! Make some new friends and enjoy a play date with no muss or fuss!
Every Child Ready to Read Programs
Learning to read begins before children start school. Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to learn to read once they begin school. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple daily activities with “Every Child Ready to Read” program. Our Youth Services Librarian, Judy Andrews is a trained teacher for this early literacy workshop. If you are a parent interested in attending our next session of this program at the Library or your daycare or early childhood center is interested in hosting this parent-provider program, please contact Judy at the Library at 402-363-2620.
Summer Reading Club: Read-to-Me and Early Readers
Younger children who cannot read on their own can still join reading club during the summer. Any time a child listens to a story, this time counts towards reading club hours. Early readers can count their reading time as well as reading listening time.