1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: this family reading project for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers is a great way to help families prepare their preschoolers for later reading success. 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! Siblings, grandparents, caregivers can all get in on the action. Ask a staff member at the front desk for more information.