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We invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten®

Reading is vital

Help your children succeed by strengthening their language skills and vocabulary simply by reading to them. Reading is a key indicator in later academic success of children. Plus reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding and creating lifelong memories. But as many as one in five children in our nation have difficulties learning to read. So help us combat this by reading!


The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless

Read a book, any book, to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1000 books (even if they're repeats) before your precious one starts kindergarten.

It sounds difficult to achieve! But reading just 1 book a night will surpass 1000 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think to complete this. So get reading!

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How to Participate

  • Read with your child. 
  • Keep track of the books that you read by coloring in a star on our log
  • Come to storytimes (books read at storytimes count!)
  • Once you've read 100 books and completed a log sheet, come into the Library to get another log sheet. Repeat until you reach 1000 books. 
  • After completing 1000 books, you and your child will be invited to a special event to celebrate this success!




Come to the Library to get a log sheet or download and print one.

Click here to download a log sheet..


1000 Books Before Kindergarten® is a registered trademark of the 1000 Books Foundation, used with permission.

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