Kindergarten readiness, early literacy and community engagement have long been priorities at AACPL. With two new vehicles and six additional staff, the library can enhance its offerings by bringing its well-known school readiness programs to underserved communities and customers lacking transportation to the library.
Read the Maryland 2022-2023 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Report for our community's standings.
Babies at Play
Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) may enjoy books, music and a variety of developmentally appropriate toys during this hour of unstructured social time.
Babies in Bloom
Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community!
Music & Movement
Sing, chant, play instruments and dance while exploring sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language.
ABCMouse (Home Access)
ABCMouse (In-Library Access)
With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, this award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+).
Kids streaming video from PBSKids, Highlights, Little Pim, and more. Checkouts from Kanopy Kids do not require Kanopy play credits.
TumbleBooks provides a streaming collection of animated, talking picture books that children can read or have read to them.