The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Read 1,000 books with the children in your life before they begin kindergarten and instill key language and vocabulary skills.
Through the end of 2017, you can check out a backpack geared towards preschoolers to encourage exploration of the natural world. Designed by the Burke Museum, each Backyard Scientist kit contains a magnifying lens, specimen viewer, collection boxes, big net, binoculars, ideas for nature walk activities, and more.
The Educator Card provides support for educators so that they may borrow library materials for use in classrooms and educational settings. They allow for an extended check out period of 42 days for materials (except DVDs and Interlibrary Loans), and do not incur overdue fines.