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Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations for Kids

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read

Before children can learn to read, they must develop a range of early literacy skills. Learning begins the moment they are born, through language and play. Find out about the five simple practices that will help you raise a reader.

Museum & Park Passes

Museum and Park Passes

Adventure awaits! Borrow passes for free or discounted admission to several museums, provincial parks and conservation areas. All passes may be borrowed for one week and can be reserved in the library catalogue. 

OverDrive For Kids

OverDrive For Kids

The OverDrive Kids' Collection is a special interface that offers age appropriate e-books, digital audiobooks, and streaming videos. No adult content will appear in the search results. New titles added every month! 

Suggested Apps

Suggested Apps

Visit our KFPL Pinterest page for great apps to share with the family. The apps were specially selected for their literacy skill-building qualities.

art of illustration

Unleash Your Inner Artist!

Each week's session will feature a different contemporary picture book illustrator from around the world including: Georg Hallensleben from Germany; Petr Horáček of the Czech Republic and Canadian Barbara Reid.  
The final program will be an art show of all of the art produced during the four weeks prior. All are welcome to this event.

children's programs

Registration Reminder

Registration opens on Saturday, March 30 for our popular STEM programs, as well as Rhythm and Rhyme at Isabel Turner and Play to Learn at the Calvin Park and Central branches. 

The Pittsburgh branch also requires registration for Baby and Me, Family Storytime, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Bedtime Stories. Please click on the program listing in this event calendar for more information and to register for the program of your choice. You may also register in person at any KFPL branch or by telephone.