Reading Programs

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program runs ALL year! 

Why is 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Important? Explore the importance in this video!

Parents and caregivers are the first and best education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple and manageable endeavor — read a book, any book, to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten. Through this program, you can help your little one blossom into a budding reader by promoting positive reading habits, encouraging caregiver and child bonding through reading, and helping to build early learning skills during a vital developmental stage. The library will provide resources, encouragement, and prizes along the way.

Does 1,000 books sound daunting? It’s not! If you read one book per day for three years, OR ten books per week for two years, OR three books per day for one year, you’ll have read OVER 1,000 books! Every book counts – whether it’s the first time you’re reading it, the hundredth, or the thousandth! If you come to a library storytime, you’ll definitely get to mark off a few books, too.

You can sign up here, using Beanstack.   If your child has participated Summer Reading Program, they should be already signed up. Just select the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program and you’re all set to receive your first prize and begin logging books.  Stop by the Youth & Teen Department if you’d rather sign up in-person and/or to ask any questions.  Enjoy the challenge and benefits of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten!