Children can get ready for kindergarten in the new year at Wake County Public Libraries. In partnership with Marbles Children's Museum, Wake County offers Ready, Set, School—a series of community playdates for children ages three to five years old.
Through play-based activities in English and Spanish, pre-kindergarteners will gain fine motor, spatial perception and social skills, while building confidence and independence.
"Starting kindergarten is an exciting milestone for children and their parents, and we want to help make sure every child is set up to succeed," said Ann Burlingame, deputy library director. "Our library programs are fun and interactive, but most importantly, they will help families be ready for the transition to kindergarten."
Ready, Set, School playdates will be held on Saturdays beginning in January and running through May 20.
April 1, May 6:
Green Road Community Library, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Wendell Community Library, 3–5 p.m.
April 8, May 13:
Richard B. Harrison Community Library, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Zebulon Community Library, 3–5 p.m.
April 22, May 20:
East Regional Library, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Southgate Community Library, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Southeast Regional Library, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Athens Drive Community Library, 2:30–4:30 p.m.