1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – Early Literacy

This early-literacy program is a family reading project for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and it’s a great way to help families prepare their preschoolers for later reading success. A family reading project means that the whole family can be involved; older siblings can read to younger siblings, grandparents can read to grandchildren,  even babysitters and friends can help! It all counts toward the goal of 1,000 books read to a child before kindergarten.

Experts believe that children need to have 1,000 books read to them before they start kindergarten. If you read 3 books to your child every day of one year, you will have read 1,095 books at the end of that year. Reading 10 books a week for 2 years will have 1,040 books completed!

Don’t feel discouraged…it’s much easier than you think!  We have information at the front desk to help you get started, but if you are not able to come into the Library, you can print your own.

1,000 Books Info Sheet

1,000 Books Introduction and Reading Log of First Set

1,000 Books Reading Log of the Second Set

1,000 Books Third Set

1,000 Books Fourth Set


Meet some graduates!