Early Learning for Birth to Five

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The library runs a year round reading program for children who have not yet entered kindergarten. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their child before they enter school – a goal experts say helps prepare children to be successful readers once they enter school. Reading to children helps to develop important literacy skills that provide a solid foundation for learning and academic success. This program has no end date except when a child enters school.

To participate:

  • Sign up at the Children's Desk to receive a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log and tote bag.
  • Read together and write the titles on the reading log.
  • After each 100 books, bring your reading log to the library to place your name on our Readers Board, collect your next reading log, and receive a prize.