1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join anytime!  The idea is simple:  Read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters kindergarten.  Sign up for the program at the library and receive your start-up packet!

Don’t know how to get started?  Wondering how much time it will take?

  • 1 book per day for 3 years = 1095 books
  • 10 books per week for 2 years = 1040 books
  • 3 books per day for 1 year = 1095 books

What are the benefits of early reading with your child?

  • It helps your child learn the sounds of language.
  • It allows your child to hear more words and prepare for kindergarten.
  • It’s the beginning of a lifetime of reading and exploring.
  • It’s a great way to bond and have fun with your child.

More Information and Book Recommendations:

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Website

American Library Association’s Summer Reading Lists

Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten

Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers by Theme

Activity Literacy Calendars