1000 Books Before Kindergarten
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The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read 1,000 books with your little learner before kindergarten. It’s a fun way to help Grow Your Reader with a practice that is proven to build early literacy - exposing your child to lots of books! Log reading and earn badges all along the way.
Our Grow Your Reader initiative encourages parents and caregivers to play, sing, write, talk, and READ with kids to help them get ready for reading success
Need reading suggestions?
Stop by any of our library branches and ask for a book log.
1000 Books Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in this program?
Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
How long will the program take?
The program will take anywhere from a few months to a few years. The program is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together.
How many of my children can participate?
All of them (provided they have not yet started kindergarten). Make it even more fun and read as a family.
Can I repeat books?
Yes! Repeats count.