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Kindergarten Countdown is a partnership between Metro United Way, Louisville Metro, LFPL, JCPS, and PNC Bank with support from cultural and educational institutions throughout the county.  The goal of Kindergarten Countdown is to support children's transitions into kindergarten.

Kindergarten Countdown begins June 1, for all children entering kindergarten this fall. Simply visit any Louisville Free Public Library on or after June 1st and pick up your "I'm going to Kindergarten" t-shirt and free book. The t-shirt will get the child and one parent into Kindergarten Countdown events around the city all summer long - free! The Countdown officially kicks off on June 13 (5 - 7 p.m.) at Slugger Field with a Kindergarten Countdown Fair and Louisville Bats game. For the complete list of Countdown events, click on the button below.

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Kindergarten storytimes at the Library

Join us for one of these special storytimes for incoming kindergarteners. Listen to stories, participate in school readiness activities, and meet other kindergarteners getting ready for school.

July 19
St. Matthews - 1:00 *Brown Bag storytime – bring your lunch!

July 23
Westport - 10:15

July 26
St. Matthews - 1:00 *Brown Bag storytime – bring your lunch!

July 27
Crescent Hill - 11:15
Middletown - 11:00
Fern Creek - 11:00
Portland - 11:00
Shawnee - 10:30
Western - 10:45

July 28
Bon Air - 11:15
Iroquois - 6:30
Jeffersontown - 11:00
Newburg - 11:00
Shively - 11:15

August 2
Fairdale - 10:15
Highlands - 7:00

August 3
Okolona - 11:00
Southwest - 11:00

August 6
Main Children’s - 10:00 *Getting Ready for School dance party

Here are some great books to read together as you countdown to Kindergarten!


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Last Updated: 6/6/16