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We hold thousands of storytimes every year. It's a fun and interactive way to teach children Ready to Read skills such as words, songs and vocabulary.

Ready to Read

Your child needs to know six pre-reading skills before kindergarten. We can help. Ask our staff and they'll explain simple things you can do to prepare your child for school.

  • Storytelling
  • ABCs
  • Sounds
  • Loving Books
  • Words
  • Using Books

Ready to Read Corps

Ready to Read Corps is a first-of-its-kind initiative that takes the library into at-risk communities to teach parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5 how to be their child's first teacher and prepare their children for kindergarten. Our Ready to Read Corps team serves Weinland Park/Parsons Ave., Linden, Hilltop, Northside, Groveport and Whitehall communities.