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For Kids

Welcome to our Kids Site! Here you will find booklists, storytimes, STEM programs and more. Learn all about the resources Montgomery County Public Libraries has to offer your children.

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Reading Programs

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STEM Events

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Games & Play

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Music & Dance

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Homework Help

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Arts & Crafts

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Writers Group

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Special Events

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Launchpads Ages 3-12

Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets for children from preschool age through sixth grade. They are easy to use, and do not require wifi or the internet, so they are 100% secure and accessible for everyone. Launchpads are populated with carefully chosen content including educational apps, games, videos, stories, and activities for hours of learning fun. There are many topics to choose from, so explore them all!

Get A Launchpad
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Early Literacy Ages 0-5

Children who are read to from birth have a larger vocabulary and have a higher success rate of being lifelong readers and learners. Not sure how to begin? Check out our many resources for your youngest customers.

Early Literacy Guide

Noyes Library

Noyes Library for Young Children Ages 0-8

A library dedicated to children birth to 3rd grade. This is a busy place with children playing with the train table, blocks and baby dolls. Early Literacy programming currently takes place every day the library is open.

Visit Noyes Library
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Discovery Rooms Ages 0-8

Come alone or make a play date with a friend. MCPL’s discovery rooms have everything you need to have fun and encourage learning through play. The Discovery Rooms are designed for children from newborns to 8 years old and for their adult caregivers.

NOTE: You can reserve a room at Gaithersburg, Germantown, Marilyn J. Praisner, or Quince Orchard libraries. Please review MCPL's Discovery Room policies.

Storytimes Ages 0-8

Come join us as we read, sing and play together! We have storytimes geared towards all ages between birth and elementary school. Be ready to learn in an engaging and fun event. Choose the one best suited to your child.

Find a Storytime

Reading Programs All Ages

In addition to Storytime, we have a variety of reading programs that include Book Clubs, Read to a Dog and Reading Buddies.

Find a Reading Program

STEM Events for Kids All Ages

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs help children to learn by problem-solving while having fun. Montgomery County Public Libraries has STEM programs for children of all ages.

Find a STEM Event

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Ages 0-5

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun way to help prepare your child for Kindergarten. For every book you read, your child can color in a shell on the coloring sheet. In addition, anytime you sing a song, do a fingerplay, read a poem, etc., your child can color in a shell for each activity!

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Books For Kids

Is your child looking for the perfect book to read? Or, are you looking for a good book to read with your child? Look no further, here, you will find graded and award winner reading lists and expert reader’s advisory help.