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New! Register for Storytimes Online

Many of Kalamazoo Public Library’s children’s programs, like Family Storytimeand Baby Storytime, are drop in no-registration-required programs. Others, like Baby Lapsit, Baby Steps, Toddler Storytime, or Preschool Storytimerequire registration in advance.  In the print andonline Kids Calendar, these storytimes are the events with a little ® next to them. It’s easier than ever to register for these storytimes because now you can register online, day or night.  Of course, you can always call the branch of your choice to register or come to your neighborhood branch to register in person. We’d love to see you here! However you register, or if you choose one of KPL’s drop-in programs, you’ll find programs that are fun for your child and work with your schedule. Registration begins 30 days before the program begins. As always, if you have any questions, talk to your children’s librarian.

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http://www.kpl.gov/kids/storytime/
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Books with a Bonus!

There are more and more great books with CDs or DVDs included. What a great idea! A picture book based on a song with a CD to sing along. A picture book with a DVD might have a short video or animated feature that enhances the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Non-fiction books with DVDs may include moving images such as archival footage. Or a book about visual art for children might have a CD of pictorial music. Don’t forget read along picture books – you know, the ones with page turn signals. These are better than ever in digital form. We’ve put black dots on these so you can find them more easily in the books with CDs/DVDs section of the Children’s Room.

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Books with a Bonus!
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http://www.catalog.kpl.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=%22book+w%2fcd%22+OR+%22cd+w%2fbook%22+OR+%22book+w%2fdvd%22&library=BRANCHES&language=ANY&format=ANY&item_type=ANY&location=ANY&match_on=KEYWORD&item_1cat=ANY&item_2cat=JUVENILE&sort_by=-PBYR
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