Did you know that if you read just 3 books a day for a year to a child, you will have read 1,095 books together? Reading aloud to children builds language skills, improves vocabulary, increases attention span, and helps children gain a love of reading and learning early in life.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free library program that encourages you to read at least 1,000 books to your child before kindergarten. Using log sheets and small prizes to celebrate reading milestones, the program encourages children to get excited about reading as they set goals and earn rewards. After reading the 1000th book, your child will receive a certificate of completion, a free book, and have his/her picture taken.
Any child who has not entered kindergarten is welcome to participate. Register your child at the Children’s Desk on the main floor to receive an informational pamphlet and a log sheet for the first 100 books.
For those who have completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, we will be having our first ever celebration for these children and their families on March 2 at 4 pm in the Storytelling Wing. Please register for this event at the Children’s Desk by February 22 if you are planning to attend.