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.
- If a child hears three books at bedtime every night, you will meet your goal within one year!
How does it work, if we can’t come to the library? Read and track your books at home, and we’ll do the rest when the library reopens!
While we’re out of the library, you can track how many books you read using any method that works for you. You can download an app for iPhone or Android, use a tracking grid like this one, or use good ol’ paper and pencil to make a list of books you read.
App information or reading lists are for your benefit only. This information does not get reported to us, and we do not need to know which titles you have read. If you choose to use the app, check here for how to register in the app.
Milestone stickers for every 100 books read
Once we’re all back in the library, bring your total number of books read to Youth Services to receive your sticker(s)! We do not need to see a list of titles or any reading logs.
Free book of your child’s choice for every 500 books read
If you and your child have read at least 500 books, you can choose a new-to-you free book to add to your home library!
1,000 Books milestone
When you reach 1,000 books, your child will earn a second free book along with a certificate, and we will put his or her name on the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” bulletin board to recognize your child’s achievement!
Start your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten journey now!