1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Children will be offered a take-home activity at the end of the program. Please register.
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join via Zoom. Age 18 and up. New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to get started.
Using 3D-modeling software, we'll turn your digital block print designs into real-world physical objects––no carving required*! Participants are encouraged to create a Tinkercad account prior to the program. All ages.
*Please note, 3D printing takes time—you will need to return to the Library at a later date to pick up your creation. Print time restrictions and the Library’s 3D printer policy apply. One printed item per Library cardholder per month (single color only). Visit mcpl.info/3D to learn more about our 3D printer.