1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading with your child develops vocabulary, increases interest in printed words, and instills a positive attitude about reading. Research shows these important skills are the key to learning to read easily and successfully. Sharing books with your child from birth helps them learn the skills they need to become a reader.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program encouraging all parents and caregivers to read daily to their children, ensuring a solid foundation for learning when their child reaches kindergarten.
Keep track of each book you read in your keepsake log book or online. We know children love repetition and it helps them learn, so feel free to log the same favorites every time you read them.
For every 200 books you read, bring your reading log to any library branch to receive a special prize. You officially complete the program when you have read 1,000 books and you'll receive a free book!
Parents: If you'd like to create accounts for family members, so that you can easily manage their activity, please register yourself first! You must enter an age over 18 to be asked to create a family account.