Reading Programs

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenges families to read 1000 books together before a child’s first day of kindergarten.  Because reading together early has been linked to school success, this challenge aids in getting a child ready for school while promoting positive family interactions.  Families receive small incentives like sidewalk chalk and finger puppets throughout the journey to 1000 books and the library will host special programs for participants. 

Upon reaching 1000 books, children receive a certificate, book, and special photo magnet to commemorate their accomplishment.  Every 100 books read also earns an entry into drawings held every two months for a backpack full of kindergarten school supplies.  Registration for the program is always open.  Once registered families can visit the library or bookmobile to pick up their badge books. Your child’s badge book includes reading logs, stickers, special activities, and suggested reading lists.  The badge books can be used alongside Beanstack to keep track of the number of books read and prizes earned.