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The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Foster a lifelong love of reading and get your kiddo ready to start school while spending important bonding time together. 

Why 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Preparing your child for success in school begins long before their first day of kindergarten. Reading to your child from a young age is one of the most impactful ways to set them on the path to literacy. That's why we're excited to introduce you to the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten is a significant milestone in a child's life. It's the first step on their educational journey, and it lays the foundation for their future learning experiences. To ensure that your child is ready for this exciting adventure, it's essential to develop early literacy skills. Reading with your child not only exposes them to language and vocabulary but also fosters a love for books and learning. By participating in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, you can help your child:

  • Build a strong vocabulary
  • Develop listening and comprehension skills
  • Enhance their cognitive and problem-solving abilities
  • Cultivate a lifelong love for reading
  • Improve their readiness for school

How Does the Program Work?

Signing up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is easy! Here's how it works:

Visit Your Nearest Branch Library: You can sign up for the program at any of our branch libraries. Library staff will be happy to assist you.

Receive Your Reading Log: Once you sign up, you'll receive a reading log to keep track of the books you read with your child.

Start Reading: Begin reading with your child right away! You can read any book, whether it's one you own or one you borrow from the library. 

Track Your Progress: Each time you finish reading a book, record it in your reading log. You can mark off one book for each reading, even if you read the same book multiple times!

Reach the Goal: Your ultimate goal is to read 1,000 books together before your child starts kindergarten. Don't worry; you have plenty of time to accomplish this - it's not a race!

Celebrate Your Child's Success: When your child completes the program, visit the library to commemorate their reading journey.


Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your child, promote early literacy, and prepare them for success in school. We encourage you to visit your nearest branch library today to sign up and embark on this exciting reading adventure together.

For more information, please contact your local branch library or visit our Locations page to find the branch nearest you.

Get started today, and let's read our way to kindergarten readiness!