The Library offers a variety of educational opportunities for children birth through 6th grade. There are also special classes and seminars throughout the year.

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Little University – Story Hour

This is a lively story and music session with picture books, action songs, and activities with directions to follow, crafts and snacks. It is for children birth-five and their caregivers. This early childhood education class is the same each week, just offered on two different days.

To sign-up for reminders and updates, click here.

Little University – Math-4-U

Math-4-U is a class full of math curriculum for three to five year olds to meet both preschool and kindergarten standards. (Participants MUST be 3 @ the start of the program in September.) This class combines group activities with music, games and reading.

To sign-up for reminders and updates, click here.

Little University – Music & Movement

Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement class for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun.

To sign-up for reminders and updates, click here.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new Library program that encourages all Cimarron and Gray County families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.

Register your child for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. When you register, you will receive a reading log bookmark to record the first 100 books your child experiences.

After you and your child  record 100 books on your reading log bookmark, return the bookmark to the library. For every 100 books your child experiences, he/she will add his/her name to our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten progress chart! Upon the completion of every 100 books, you will receive a new reading log bookmark.

Upon reaching 1,000 books, your child will receive a certificate of completion and a small gift.

Any child that has not yet enrolled in Kindergarten is eligible for this program.

Count any books that are read to your child, no matter who reads the books: brother, sister, babysitter, or even a librarian at Story Hour, Math-4-U and even Learn & Play!

If they read only one book at bedtime every night for three years, they will have read 1095 books! If they read 3 books a day, they’ll read 1095 books in only one year! If they begin when their child is first born and read just four books per week, they’ll have read 1040 by the time the child reaches kindergarten.

Born to Read Bags

Cimarron City Library has a program to help new parents know about the importance of early literacy. The Born to Read program will provide new babies with a bag of library goodies-including a book, blocks, sippy cup, wipes, 6X6 Ready to Read Cards and instructions on how to receive a library card.
Stop by the Library today with your new reader and pick up a bag today!

Six By Six Ready To Read
Six By Six Activity Bags