1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program is simple and the rewards are priceless!

  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is an early literacy skill building program. 
  • Ages: 0-5 years 
  • Simply 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 child starts kindergarten. Receive a prize for each 100 books read.
  • Information packets are available at the Children’s Desk. 

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program encourages parents and caregivers to provide positive, nurturing, early experiences by reading aloud to their children regularly. Research shows the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. By sharing books with children, you promote a lifelong love of books and reading.