Memorial Day

The Library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Early Literacy

Book Bundles

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Perfect grab-and-go bundles of books about different fun themes. Check one out today!

We also have Custom Book Bundles. Fill out this form and we will customize a book bundle just for you!

Online Books

Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action,

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Online Reading Resources

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An online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, extensive resources for book clubs, including reading guides and much more.

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Literary Reference Center logo

Access to information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

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Reading Group Guides logo

The place for book clubs to find the resources they need, including discussion guides, contests, advice and ideas on starting and sustaining a group, reading suggestions and more.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

We invite you to participate in a program that encourages all Harborfields families to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten.  Research shows that reading aloud with your children helps to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.

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Sign up today!

Reading to your child is one of the most important ways to prepare them for school. Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is open to District cardholders from birth until entering Kindergarten.

How do we start?

  1. Visit the Children’s Room to register your child and get a reading log to help you keep track of the books you read. This record will make a great keepsake for your child.
  2. Record any books read to your child, including those read by teachers, librarians, or siblings.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can participate in this program?: Any child from birth until he or she enters Kindergarten can participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
  • How long will the program take?: The program is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together. It may take anywhere from a few months to a few years.
  • What should we read?: Anything your child enjoys! You can choose Library books or books that you own.
  • How many of my children can participate?: All of them (that have not yet started Kindergarten). Make it even more fun and read as a family.

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