Central Virginia Regional Library

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® (1KBBK) 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 1KBBK Works

Each time your child is read a book, either by you or another 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!


For More Information



1000 Books Before Kindergarten® is a registered trademark of the 1000 Books Foundation, used with permission. Visit their website at: 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org
  • Hours & Locations

    Buckingham Library

    16266 N. James Madison Hwy., Dillwyn, VA 23936

    Monday-Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm
    Friday-Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Cumberland Library

    1539 Anderson Highway, Cumberland, VA, 23040

    Monday: 9 am - 7 pm
    Tuesday-Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
    Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Farmville Library

    1303 W. 3rd St., Farmville, VA 23901

    Monday-Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
    Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
    Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
    Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

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    Buckingham: 434-983-3848
    Buckingham Fax: 434-983-1587
    Cumberland: 804-492-5807
    Farmville: 434-392-6924


    Director: Rick Ewing
    Buckingham Manager: Grace Barlow
    Cumberland Manager: Kimberly Westerhoff
    Farmville Manager: Morgan Hayes

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