Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten. By reading 1,000 books before kindergarten your child will experience the joy of reading and you will be creating a life long learner.
How does the program work?
Register – At the library and take home your first reading log.
Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a circle on the reading log.
Show us Your Reading Logs – When you reach 50 books, bring in your reading log, and get a sticker. The more you read the more you earn.
After reading 250 books the family will receive a tote bag with “1000 books before kindergarten.”
After reading 500 books the family receives a Jamie Harper book.
Read More Books! - When you get all the way to 1,000 you’ll receive an “I read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” t-shirt.
Congratulations you made it to 1,000 books!
How Can I Read 1,000 Books?
3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books
- Read the same book over, and over, and over.
- Read in any language.
Storytimes count, too!