The Concept is Simple, The Rewards are Priceless
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books to their children before entering kindergarten.
If you read one book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. Most children start kindergarten at around age 5. It is easy to do if you start when they are young.
Let's Get Started
Who Can Participate?
Any child, ages 0-5.
Every Book Counts
New books, books you have read before or storytime books.
Track Your Reading
Each time you read a book with your child, record it in the Reading Log.
Show Us Your Reading Log
Each time you and your child reach a milestone, bring in your Reading Log and collect your prize. Read 1,000 books before kindergarten and your child will receive a free book of their very own.
Keep On Reading
Don’t stop at 1,000 books. Keep on reading together. Ask a librarian for book suggestions to help you on your journey to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.