The Carnegie-Stout Public Library provides educational programs and resources that encourage growth and learning for all ages.

This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters Kindergarten. One of the best ways to encourage reading is to spend time sharing books every day. Sign up at the Children’s Help Desk to take advantage of this opportunity to help set your child up for success in school and connect with each other through reading.

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Middle and High School students in the Dubuque Community School District are able to use their student ID as a library card to access print and electronic materials at Carnegie-Stout Public Library or the Dubuque County Library District.

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Online homework help, test prep, paper reviews, and live tutoring sessions are available with Brainfuse HelpNow. Access these resources from anywhere with your Dubuque resident library card or at the library.

Raising Readers is a backpack kit for early literacy learners.  Each backpack has a different theme and is full of early learning resources such as picture books, educational games or toys, and activity guides. Raising Readers backpacks are available for checkout in the Children’s Department. Recommended for 3- to 5-year-olds.

Play and learn together! These adult-directed kits provide interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities for families to create fun and creative learning opportunities that foster the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. STEAM kits are in the Children’s Department and are available for families with children in preschool through grade 4.

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TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books that help teach children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. You’ll also find read-along books, language learning books, and educational games and puzzles. Access to this resource is open to all, no library card required.

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