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Destination Kindergarten

Destination Kindergarten is the library’s program aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers- trying to help them practice the skills they need to be ready for Kindergarten.  During each Destination Kindergarten event, preschoolers and their caregivers can find a specalized area in the library with fun books, take-home activities, and information about development milestones and school readiness.

See below for more information on upcoming events and take-home packets and activities.

Tuesday, July 11 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm Preschool paleontologists will dig for dinosaur bones, make fossils, excavate icy dinosaur eggs, and more! For ages 3-5 years.
Monday, July 10 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Celebrate your favorite feline friends with a variety of fun early literacy activities! Recommended for ages 3-5. No registration required.
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We stand for free and open access to information. That starts with removing unnecessary barriers to our educational resources and technology. Starting April 13, 2023, the Lexington Public Library will no longer charge fines or fees for late, lost, or damaged material.

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Free program being offered at Northside and Village Branches

Lexington, Kentucky (December 20, 2022) – Lexington Public Library announced today that its popular LPL After School program will return in 2023, beginning January 2. 

LPL After School is a FREE drop-in program for kids aged 5-12 that takes place after regular school hours, Mondays through Fridays from 4-6pm.  The Library, in partnership with God’s Pantry, will provide snacks for all participants as well as STEAM and enrichment activities, homework help, and reading recommendations. And there’s no need to register—just show up!

Thursday, June 15 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Explore the Land Down Under with crafts and hands-on activities. For grades K-5. No registration required.
Thursday, July 13 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm Come down to PLAY and check out some books about construction and machines! For ages 3-8.
Friday, June 23 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm Have you ever wanted to learn Sudoku? Or do you love to play Sudoku and wanted to show off your skills to others. Either way here is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Event is open for anyone interested in Sudoku for Summer 2023.
Wednesday, July 12 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Thursday, July 13 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Thursday, July 13 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm An open gaming session where teens can explore experiences and games on the Oculus VR, or play some games on the Nintendo switch.
Monday, June 12 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Walking toddlers and preschoolers are invited to play games using equipment they create with art supplies. Games include balloon tennis and mini golf. Recommended for ages 2-5.
Wednesday, June 21 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Friday, June 09 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm Leave the school year behind at our after-hours Teen Summer Launch event! Teens Only, Ages 13 - 18.
Thursday, June 15 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Tuesday, July 11 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Thursday, June 22 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Monday, July 10 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Families are invited to use superhero skills to defeat our adventurous obstacle courses: one designed for toddlers and preschoolers and another for K to 5th grade.
Thursday, July 06 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm An open gaming session where teens can explore experiences and games on the Oculus VR, or play some games on the Nintendo switch.
Wednesday, May 31 2023 3:30pm - 4:30pm Learn about your body's skeletal system! You'll also explore careers in the health sciences with hands-on activities. Sponsored by CHI Saint Joseph Health. For grades K-5. No registration required.
Tuesday, June 27 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Thursday, June 29 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Wednesday, June 14 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Tuesday, June 20 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Thursday, June 15 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm Babies, along with their caregivers, will explore a variety of materials that engage their visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile senses.
Friday, June 23 2023 3:30pm - 4:30pm Learn how to care for your teeth. You'll also explore careers in the health sciences with hands-on activities. Sponsored by CHI Saint Joseph Health. For grades K-5. No registration required.
Tuesday, June 13 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.
Wednesday, June 28 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm This free 3-week program features hands-on STEAM fun with a variety of projects that will spark your interest and encourage you to observe, explore and experiment! For Female middle school students.