1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading

Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.

Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read.  Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success.

Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.

A mother and daughter siding with a sign that reads "I Read 1000 Books".


Keep track of your child’s books by stopping by the Youth Service Desk to pick up your first reading log.


Step 1. Complete the Registration Form


Step 2. Stop by the Youth Services Desk to get your reading sheet


Step 3. Read!


Registration Form

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