1000 Books Before Kindergarten

 at Schreiner Memorial Library

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
A family reading project for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

This free program is open to any child who has not yet started kindergarten.

The best way to help your child become a reader and encourage learning is to read to him or her! Reading at home every day increases vocabulary and reading readiness. Early language activities, like reading, lead to positive attitudes toward learning and reading later in life.

How it works

  •  Register for the 1000 Books by Kindergarten program in-person at the Schreiner Memorial library, or online. You’ll get a folder of information and your first reading log.
  • Read with your child!!
  • Record the books you read on the reading log and return the log to the library. Your child’s picture in will be placed in a frame and mounted on our reading wall. Stickers will be added to the picture frame for each reading log that is turned in.
  • When you complete the program, your child will earn a special reading certificate and receive a book bag to keep.

How can we reach the 1,000 book goal?

  • Read at your own pace, whatever works for you and your child! Read 1 book a day for 3 years, 3 books a day for less than a year, or 10 books a week for two years…. You decide!
  • ANY book read to your child counts towards the goal. That includes the traditional bedtime story, the books read by teachers, Grandma, siblings, or friends, audio books, books read at the library’s storytime and even the books that you’ve read a hundred times. They ALL count 😉

This program was kicked off with a grant from The Department of Public Instruction.

Ready to sign up?  Fill out the online registration here, or stop in at the library.

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