The Children's Department is proud to present the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. This national project was created to encourage parent and child bonding through reading with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before they enter Kindergarten. If you read just one book a night, you will have read 365 in a year!
How does it work? Choose some books from our grab-and-go book packs or make your own selections. Simply color in a circle for every book you have read on your log sheet. When the sheet is full, bring it in for your first prize, a brand new paperback book. Children will receive prizes for every 100 books they have completed. Stop by the Children's Department to sign up, get your starter bag and begin your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten journey!
Whether you want to start now or continue your child’s progress, simply color a star for every book shared with your little one reading on this reading log or online on Beanstack and visit us at the library when you reach a milestone to celebrate and collect your prizes! No printer, no problem… You can come to the library to pick up a log or use a piece of paper from home and color your own circles or use stickers…it’s up to you!