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Governor’s Office of Early Childhood – Monthly Messages

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader (AR) program encourages reading and tests comprehension. Schools implement AR programs differently and which tests they purchase. Visit the school’s website to determine what books are on its AR list. If your child attends a Boone County Public School, go to the district website, find your school, and then click on the link to the library. You can also visit Boone County Public Library where a Youth Services librarian will help you with the AR website.

Requesting a Book

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Search our collection for the book.
  2. Click on the “Place Request” button.
  3. Log-in with your user name and password.
  4. Log-out

If it’s available, we will place the book on hold for 7 days. If it isn’t available, we will place the book on hold when it return.

School Lunches

You can now apply for free or reduced school meals online! Applying is easy, safe, and secure. Simply go to and apply today.

Early Literacy (Birth to Age 5)


Literacy development begins at birth, and we encourage parents and caregivers to bring infants and young children to Storytime. Even very young children learn literacy skills when exposed to books and reading. For more information, please read Early Literacy: Frequently Asked Questions.

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library

The Every Child Ready to Read ® (ECRR) framework guides the design of all our Storytimes. As such, Storytimes meet the early literacy needs of children and educate caregivers in ways to foster development.

Born Learning

Born Learning promotes turning everyday moments into fun learning opportunities for children.

Playaway Views

Playaway Views are kid-friendly video players that show animated picture books or play episodes of Sesame Street. The devices check-out for 3 weeks (no renewals), and earbuds are optional. (Sorry, the Library doesn’t supply earbuds.) Reserved Playaway Views are kept at the check-out desk.

Theme Kits

Theme Kits promote literacy while teaching preschool children about the world around them. You can place a Theme Kit on hold (limit: 1 at a time), download a PDF to preview the contents of all Theme Kits, or .