This year, our oldest child will be starting kindergarten. He is excited and also nervous. With so many unknowns in the future, books about going to kindergarten can be a great comfort. Ms. Victoria will be leading our annual Kindergarten Storytimes next week on Aug. 8 at 10:00 and Aug. 10 at 11:00. This is a perfect opportunity for families with a new kindergartner to have a fun experience hearing some lighthearted picture books, including Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick, and participating with music and games. After the storytime, two presenters from the Ft. Riley Parent to Parent organization will present a short workshop for parents with great tips and advice about your child starting school. The children can make an apple craft that they can use later to record their thoughts about their first day at school. There are lots of other great picture books on the topic. Some new releases this year include Monstergarten by Daniel Mahoney and The Best Thing about Kindergarten by Jennifer Lloyd.