1,000 Books before Kindergarten

Getting Started

  1. Sign Up (in the library or Online).

  2. Pick up or print your first log (see box to the right).

  3. For every book you read, mark a space on your log.  You may count the same book more than once.

  4. Collect your prize and next log. (Please note: while the library is closed, hold onto your logs and we will make sure you get your books when the library re-opens).

  5.  Notifty the Youth Services department when you've completed the program so we can invited you to our graduation party in August.  Please note: our graduation party for 2020 has been postponed.

What Books Count

  1. Books read at Story Time

  2. Books read more than once

  3. Books from home, the library or another library

  4. Audio books

  5. Books read on an iPad, e-reader, or other electronic device

  6. Books read by any family member, teacher, friend, babysitter, etc.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Have fun!

  2. Talk about the story and pictures.

  3. Sing songs and say nursery rhymes.

  4. Repeat the same book over and over.

  5. Read new stories.

  6. Never make reading a chore. 

  7. Make up funny voices.

  8. Encourage your child to tell you stories.

  9. Have Fun! (so important we said it twice)

Why is it Important to Read to your child?

Reading aloud promotes these skills:

Phonological Awareness


Print Awareness

Background Knowledge

Letter Knowledge