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!


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

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.