Music for Kids is a partner program to Austin Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, and is offered over the summer months in 20 different library locations throughout the city. It is a free summer concert series that features local performers that specialize in children’s music. It provides an environment to stimulate early childhood music development and capitalize on children’s natural inclination to sing, move and play with sound. There is a growing body of evidence that proves early childhood music education not only develops lifelong appreciators of music, but also helps children to develop academic skills such as math and cognitive processing. The ATX Music Office is pleased to assist in bringing those opportunities to Austin’s children. With additional staff, we are able to expand this program to include readings exclusively in Spanish.