Kids & Parents

Family Place Library

Libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your children is the best way to prepare them for Kindergarten!

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES

Every child. Every parent. Every day.

We Support We Need Diverse Books™

Literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people

Parenting Resources

KPL staff-selected resources for parents and caregivers

RSS Staff Picks: Books for Parents & Kids »

A John Berry Meachum Story

This fictional children’s story was inspired by a real event. In Missouri in 1847 a law was passed that prohibited the education of Blacks, slaves or free. This law was passed by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri and it stated that: “No person shall keep a school for the instructions of negroes or mulattoes, reading or writing in this state.”...


Party in the Park
Party in the Park

1,875 preschoolers and 750 adults!

This year's photos are now online!

RSS Tips for Parents & Caregivers »

Family Cookbook

Here's a fun family activity for the summer: when you're preparing food together, write down the ingredients and steps together to make a family cookbook. A family cookbook doesn't have to be fancy. To me, the fun is in talking through the steps involved, the ingredients used, and the quantities. At any age, children benefit from this time spent together with you. There is so much hands-on learning that happens when kids and their adults think about an easy recipe (lemonade, anyone?) and write it down....

Global Reading Challenge
Global Reading Challenge

2016 Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to all teams and participants!

Homework Help
Homework Help

Got homework? Get help!

Homework websites, topic guides, & more.