May 28 - May 30: The Saint Paul Public Library will be closed.

Birth to Kindergarten

Visit the Library

The library is a place for stories, imagination, play, and learning.

All library locations feature children's play areas, children's specialists, and collections to stimulate your child's growing mind.


Attend a storytime with your child at the library. Storytimes are engaging ways to prepare your child for reading and kindergarten.

Get Book Recommendations

Great Books for Children from Birth through Kindergarten

Beanstack: discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

Stay in Touch!

Subscribe to the Birth to K newsletter: monthly information on child development from birth to kindergarten and tips on how to stimulate your child's growing mind.

Learning Begins With You

When you talk, sing, read, write, and play with your child you are helping your child learn and get ready to read.

Help your child get ready to read with these simple activities. It's never too early (and never too late) to start!

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Find out more about kindergarten readiness and childhood development.