1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Early literacy starts with you! Help your child get ready to read!
- A home life that includes positive experiences with reading and the library ensures positive attitudes for reading once in school.
- Vocabulary can be developed by sharing books.
- Researchers tell us that children who hear and use lots of words before they enter Kindergarten are better prepared to succeed at reading and writing.
The library offers a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program to help your child excel. Register your child for this ongoing program and you will receive a reading log where you can color a circle for every book that is read to your child. After the first 100 books, your child will receive a plastic book bag they can use to carry their library books. For each 100 more books, they will receive a scented sticker, with a special prize at the 500 book milestone. After 1,000 books, your child will receive a certificate proclaiming their amazing reading record, a free book and the choice to have their picture on our Wall of Reading Stars!
1,000 books may sound like a lot, but if you read three books to your child each day, in only one year, you will have read 1,095 books! It also does not matter if your child wants to hear the same book over and over; it counts as one book each time you read it, since repetition is good for children.