Lexington Public Library Relaunches Destination Kindergarten and Children's Programming
Lexington, Kentucky (September 8, 2021) – The Lexington Public Library is pleased to announce it will relaunch its school readiness initiative, Destination Kindergarten, and resume five weekly children’s programs beginning the week of September 13. Destination Kindergarten is funded in part funded by the PNC Foundation and its signature cause PNC Grow Up Great® through is support of the Lexington Public Library Foundation.
Destination Kindergarten is a multifaceted initiative designed to help children Read, Talk, Play, Write, and Sing – the key elements to early childhood education. Each Library location will feature hands-on activities and take-home Bingo Cards for children ages 0-5 to complete with their favorite adults. Families can return their completed bingo cards to earn a prize and receive another card to complete. Once a child has finished five bingo cards, they will be ready for Kindergarten.
Destination Kindergarten complements the Library’s rich youth programming, which will resume the week of September 13th with five weekly programs which align with the weekly Destination Kindergarten themes. Each branch will host one weekly program at 11:00am as outlined below, with the exception of Beaumont and Tates Creek Branches, which will alternate weekly. Activities will be held outdoors unless otherwise noted and will be cancelled in the event of rain/inclement weather. Guests are encouraged to wear facial coverings for the safety of all library customers. The schedule is as follows:
- Mondays/Lunes - Northside Branch, 1733 Russell Cave Road
- Tuesdays/Martes- Eastside Branch, 3000 Blake James Drive
- Wednesdays/Miércoles - alternate between Beaumont Branch at 3080 Fieldstone Way and Tates Creek Branch at 3628 Walden Drive
- Thursdays/Jueves- Central Library, 4th Floor at 140 East Main Street(Indoors)
- Fridays/Viernes - Village Branch, 2185 Versailles Road
"We are overjoyed to welcome our youngest customers back for educational programs at our libraries,” says Executive Director Heather Dieffenbach. “One of our most important roles as a public library system is to help our children begin their lifelong pursuit of education. Now more than ever, we are proud to help them build a better future."
For more information, please visit the Lexington Public Library’s website at www.lexpublib.org and their social media pages @lexpublib.