NSLD Preschool programs follow the 5 Best Literacy Practices:

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, and Play


For ages 9 to 36 months with parent/caregiver.

A weekly program where parents/caregiver and children can interact with stories, songs, finger plays, and early literacy tips.


First Tuesday of each month at 10 am on Facebook Live.


NSLD/Roscoe on Tuesday at 9:30 am and 10:30 am

NSLD/Loves Park on Thursday at 9:30 am and 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3-5.

Fun stories, songs, and more designed for preschoolers.

VIRTUAL: First Monday of each month at 6 pm on Facebook Live.

IN-PERSON: NSLD/Loves Park on Monday at 6 pm and                                            Wednesday at 10 am

                      NSLD/Roscoe on Wednesday and Thursday at 10 am

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

For birth-up to kindergarten.

This national reading program encourages one-on-one reading experiences between parents and young children. Anyone with a child not yet in kindergarten can register at NSLD, online at Beanstack, or any participating library. No library card required.