1000 Books Before Kindergarten


What is 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an exciting early literacy initiative aimed at getting children from age birth to five ready to learn how to read independently. Shared reading is one of the best ways to help babies, toddlers and preschoolers develop important early literacy skills.

This program encourages parents and caregivers to read aloud 1,000 books with his or her child. And for every milestone that you and your child meet, you’ll be rewarded with fun prizes along the way!

Sign Up for 1,000 books

  • Register for the program at our Youth Services Desk to receive your first reading log.
  • Mark your reading log whenever you read a book with your child.
  • Collect prizes.