Kilgore Memorial Library can be the boost your primary school child needs to encourage explorations in reading. What are your child’s interests? As they develop their reading confidence, try different types of books and a variety of formats to strengthen your child’s learning.
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!
Easy to Read Books and Reading Levels
Most of our picture books are given a code for their reading level up to third grade. Since 2011 these titles have been “graded” using Lexile tools and Accelerated Reader guidelines. But, be aware that some picture books use letter fonts that may make their text harder for emerging readers to recognize. This collection also includes many easy reader series books.
Picture Book Codes:
Red – Preschool to Kindergarten
Gold – First Grade
Green – Second Grade
Purple – Third grade
Parents often ask if we carry Accelerated Readers that their children need for school assignments. Today most children’s books are Accelerated Readers. The list of these titles is so large that we no longer keep a printed list. Parents should visit the AR website for more information: http://www.arbookfind.com If you are looking for a specific book, just type in the author or title and you will get all the information you are looking for about grade level, AR points and tests.
Books on CD and Playaways
Audio books can be a private experience or a great sharing time for the whole family. Reluctant and struggling readers may find audio books less stressful and it’s an easy way to improve their listening skills. Playaways are self-contained full text audio MP3 books. Very portable, they are smaller than a paperback and can be tucked into a pocket. They use small earbuds so you can listen to a book anywhere!
The Library has computers available on a first-come-first served basis. School age children are welcome to use the computers for homework, social media, or online games. Computer rules apply to anyone using the public stations.
Programs for School-Aged Children
Come ‘N Go Crafts
Story Day Saturdays
Summer Reading Club: Independent Readers
Consult our online calendar for current program information.