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1,000 Books Before Kingdergarten is a nationwide reading program that encourages families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books with thier child before they enter Kindergarten.

How it works:

  1. Pick up a reading log from our library or print it from our website (below)
  2. For every book you read your child, color in a circle on the reading log
  3. Once the reading log is full (one reading log = 100 books), bring it back to the library for your reward and to get a new reading log
    1. For every 100 books read, your child can pick out a prize from our Treasure Chest
    2. At 500 books read, your child will get a small prize
    3. At 1,000 books read, your child will get a book, a small prize, and entered into a quarterly giveaway

Download the Reading Log (PDF)

Learn more about the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at

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