The idea is simple: reading to your children before age 5 improves their ability to succeed in Kindergarten, and sets them up with the building blocks that they need for future success!
Reading 1,000 books is easier than you might think: by reading just one book per day, you will reach the 1,000-book goal in just under three years. And if a child hears three books at bedtime every night, you will meet your goal within one year!
How does it work? The Ames Free Library will help your child reach his or her goal with:
- A reading log
- Milestone stickers for every 100 books read
- A free book of your child's choice for every 500 books read
- A second free book for reaching the goal of 1,000 books, PLUS your child can choose a shape to go on our "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" bulletin board, which will show your child's name and recognize your child's achievement!
Visit the Youth Services desk to pick up your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log!