1000 Books Before Kindergarten

What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program that can help foster the love of reading in young children. This free, self-paced reading program for infants through preschoolers allows parents and caregivers an opportunity to share books daily with their child. 

Why Should Your Family Participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Research shows that children who are read to daily in the years prior to kindergarten not only have an increased vocabulary but are better prepared to learn to read and succeed in school.  Also, creating a special time to read together shows your child the value and enjoyment of reading from a young age.

How Does the Program Work?

The program begins the day you register.  Simply keep track in the Reading Log by coloring in a paw print for each book read.  Bring your log to the Children's Desk to receive a stamp for every 10 books read!  When you reach 100 books, you will receive a small reward of completion and the next reading log.

How Do I Register?

You may register online by clicking here.  For assistance with Beanstack, our online tracking system check out our How-to Guides.  You can also download and print out the paper reading logs to help you keep track as you and your child read your way to 1000 books!  You may also register at the Children's Desk and receive a Reading Log.

Reading Logs

Click on the reading log you need, then simply print it out to help keep track of your books read.

0 - 100 Books  |  101 - 200 Books | 201 - 300 Books | 301 - 400 Books | 401 - 500 Books | 501 - 600 Books |
601 - 700 Books | 701 - 800 Books | 801 - 900 Books | 901 - 1000 Books

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