Kids & Families
Fun from Home
Raise a Reader Early Literacy Calendars
Read, write, sing, talk, play and count! Download our monthly calendar, featuring daily literacy-building activities to share with your little one.
Resources and More
Babies First Books
Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher! And Babies First Books encourages families to read together! Ask a library staff member at any location for your free copy of Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader in English or ask for the book in Spanish.
These high-quality books contain rhymes and songs along with tips and information for the adult readers on how these activities positively affect their baby’s brain development.
Childcare providers and other professionals who work with families are welcome to request multiple copies by contacting our Kids & Families team.
Sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to keep the learning going.
To support this program, contact the Jefferson County Library Foundation, opens a new window.
Bright By Text
Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers make the most out of time at home with their children by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources and even video content to guide a child's development.
Text BRIGHT to 274448 or sign up online, opens a new window.
JCPL offers several aids for children with sensory challenges to enable them to adapt to the environment, suit their needs (sensitivity to light/sounds, focus, tactile input) and help them fully enjoy the Library!
Sensory Materials and Where to Find Them
- Kits are available at the above locations. Please visit the Kids & Family service desk to self-select the item(s) that fit your child's needs.
- Sensory materials are also available in play areas, during children's programs and during Story Time.
- Some of the available materials, pictured clockwise from left to right: noise reduction headphones, glitter timers, sunglasses, fidget key chain balls, squishy animals and Find Me lap pad.