1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Experts tell us that children need to hear 1,000 stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves.“–Mem Fox

1,000 Book Hall of Fame

Did you know?

  • If you read only 1 bedtime story every night for 3 years, you will have read 1,095 books!
  • If you read 10 books each week for 2 years, you will have read 1,040 books!
  • Double that rate to complete 1,000 books in 1 year!

Who is this program for?

This program is for any child, from birth until he or she enters kindergarten.

How does it work?

  • Stop by the library and pick up a notebook (reading log) and bookmark. Or do it all on the app. (Apple) (Android)
  • Record the titles of the books that you read in the notebook or search/scan to add them to your child’s reading list on the app.
  • Receive a sticker for every 100 books read (you may read and count the same book multiple times).
  • When you reach 1,000 books, your child will receive a free book, an invitation to the 1,001 book party, and their picture in the 1,000 Book Hall of Fame!

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