Kids & Parents

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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 »

Cecil’s Everlasting Roar

When Cecil the lion was killed in July 2015, the event precipitated a huge outpouring of grief, anger and disgust among people from all over the world. Cecil was a protected lion who was lured out of his safe haven, the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Africa, by native hunting guides for the express purpose of letting Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist by vocation and a misguided, self-styled big game hunter by avocation, shoot him dead. Cecil was killed in cold blood only to satisfy an American dentist’s craving to be surrounded by dead animal trophies.Shortly after the news of Cecil’s demise spread, numerous protests erupted led by conservation groups, animal advocates and just common folks. The anger and sadness resonated and lingered on for more than a month after the careless killing....


Party in the Park
Party in the Park

Celebrate Early Childhood Literacy!

June 1, 10 am, Bronson Park. Sign up now!

Global Reading Challenge
Global Reading Challenge

2016 Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to all teams and participants!

RSS Tips for Parents & Caregivers »

Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge is almost here! Signup begins June 1st. Read or listen to books every day and mark each day you read 20 minutes or more. Then come in and let us know when you've read 15 days and get a prize. It's easy and it's fun and, for the first year ever, KPL is offering an online reading challenge, where you can log your daily reading, view book lists and get book recommendations, and earn badges for completing cool activities. Summer Reading Challenge is for everyone - all ages. When you read to your baby, it counts for you and your baby. We'll have a Summer Reading kick-off party in front of the library on Saturday, June 4th....

Award-Winning Children
Award-Winning Children's Books

Newbery, Caldecott, Printz & more

See this year's award winners and finalists!

Homework Help
Homework Help

Got homework? Get help!

Homework websites, topic guides, & more.