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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Program Overview

Thanks to the 1000 Books Foundation (the creators of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program) we are able to share this wonderful free program with our patrons.

How does it work?

Read any book to your child before they start kindergarten. One book a day means 365 books in a year. Multiply that by three and you will have read 1,095 books. Remember to include any books being read to your child by others, such as grandparents, teachers and siblings.

Repeating books is definitely okay! Repetition is the key to success!

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is now on Beanstack!

We encourage going paperless — track your progress in the Beanstack app. It is easy to use and you see your progress instantly. When you reach certain milestones, visit the library, have your photo taken and be on our 1,000 Books Wall of Fame!

How to participate
  • Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge in Beanstack
  • Track the number of books you read in the Beanstack app and participate in activities
  • If you read just four books a week, your child will have read 1,000 books in five years!
  • Join the graduation celebration each year (participants are contacted with details)

Get the Beanstack app

Paper logs are still available at the front desk