1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents/caregivers prepare their children for one of life’s biggest milestones: kindergarten! A number of research projects have proven over and over again that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. The most effective way to get children ready to learn is to read to them. A child can participate until he or she enters kindergarten, beginning at any age. The program is self-paced and can take a few months to a few years, depending on how often you read together.
How does it work?
Come to the library to register and receive a free Early Literacy Kit. Keep track of books on a fun log as you read them, and receive prizes when you reach milestones along the way.
How long does it take to reach 1,000 books?
If you read one story at bedtime every night for three years, you’ll have shared 1,095 books. If you read ten books a week for two years, you’ll have shared 1,040 books! If you read three books per day for one year, you’ll have read 1,095 books!