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One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten
Start your child’s exciting 1000 Books journey today!
Ask about your first log sheet at either of our library branches to begin reading and growing together. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten® is a nationwide program that encourages caregivers to read to their child early and often to promote brain development and school readiness. Spending a few minutes a day reading to a child helps develop a wider vocabulary, teaches them how to use a book, promotes a lifelong love of reading, and so much more!
How it works
Each time your child is read a book, either by you or another adult caregiver, you and your child can color in a space on the reading log. After finishing your first log sheet (50 books), you’ll receive a “starter pack” bag that includes a folder with more information inside, a magnet, a box of crayons, and the next log sheet. Every 50 books, you can return your child’s log sheet and they’ll get to pick out a sticker. For finishing 1000 books, your child will get to choose a book to take home and keep. A book will also be added to the library’s collection in your child’s honor.
For more information
- Visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program site for more information about the program’s misson.
- Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child includes science-based approaches to supporting children through all stages.
- Zero to Three focuses on the critical need for close personal connections and development in young children.