1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

How does it work?

Welcome to the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!

How do I participate?

  1. Read with your child.
  2. Download the 1,000 Books App here or print a reading log here. Keep track of the books you and your child read.
  3. After finishing 1,000 books, bring your child to the library to receive a prize!

How long does it take to reach 1,000 books? 

Take every chance you have to read with your children, tell and talk about stories, say nursery rhymes, sing songs, and attend library programs. By reading just three stories a day you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year. You will also have shared many special moments along the way. The library is a fun place featuring books to check out, free programs and great suggestions for what to read. Stop in often and talk to our friendly staff – we are here to help.

Please stop by the library or give us a call if you have any questions.

Happy reading!