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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 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 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 (so get started)

Visit the library to pick up a copy of our log sheets, download one from here to print off at home or download the app for your smart phone from the links below.

1000 Books Program-Instructions

1000 Books Reading Log

iTunes Store for App for Apple Devices

Android App on Google Play


For every 100 book milestone reached, visit the library for a reward and to have your accomplishment recognized.


With permission from www.1000BOOKSBEFOREKINDERGARTEN.org