1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This is a multi-year program to encourage parents to read aloud 1000 books with their children before they enter Kindergarten.
REGISTER ONLINE or at Friday Memorial Library.
Printable Reading Logs
Tracking now available in an app! Download from the App Store or Google Play.
The app is a convenient way for you to track your children’s reading progress throughout the program. Synced with Google books, it is now easier than ever to search and add books to your child’s collection. Reading together helps to encourage learning and promotes pre-reading
skills. With achievements, goals and prizes throughout the journey to 1000 books, your kids will be excited to sit down and snuggle up with a good book.
Started the program on paper? Never fear! Stop by Friday Memorial Library and we will be happy to help catch the app up.
At registration each child receives a program folder with a reading log.
Color a circle on the reading log for every book read to the child.
Each time a child has been read 100 books he/she returns to the library with the reading log to get the pages for the next 100 books. A sticker is given to be placed on the gumball machine at Friday Memorial Library. Prizes awarded at 200, 500 and 1000 books read.
When 1000 books have been read to the child the library awards them with a certificate and a book. Their picture will also be taken to be added to the Wall of Fame.
A celebration ceremony will be held each year. All who read 1000 books will be honored at this graduation ceremony.
Help! I don’t know what books to read!
The Youth Services Librarian will gladly help you pick some books.
What if my child wants to read the same book over and over?
Repetition is key to learning. Each time you read a book, it counts. If you read the same book 5 times, color 5 circles.
Do I have to read books from the library?
You can read books from anywhere, not just library books.
Can I log the books my child hears in storytime?
Yes! Any and every book your child hears counts for this program.
Can it be done?
Read 1 book a day for 3 years = 1095
Read 10 books a week for 2 years = 1040
Read 3 books a day for 1 year = 1095
You can do it!
Older siblings reading to children participating in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten are Reading Superheroes! Initial below the numbered circles every time they read a book to a younger child. For every 50 books read, a prize will be earned.
Complete all the reading logs and get added to our Wall of Fame!
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