1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to encourage families to read books together at home. When you read to your child daily, you are giving them a big boost towards excelling in school and becoming strong and enthusiastic readers themselves. 1,000 books might sound like a lot but if you read just three picture books a day you will exceed that goal in just one year. You can even count books multiple times when you read them over and over again! 

To begin tracking your child’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, simply pick up a reading log at the library or download a reading log here. As you and your child complete reading logs, bring them into the library to receive prizes including buttons, a book bag and books! 

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