1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program provides a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. This free program helps young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers, which is a building block for success in school and in life.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is simple and easy to do, and it encourages parent and child bonding through reading.
Can you and your child actually read that many books before they start kindergarten? Yes! One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in a little under 3 years!
How to Get Started
Want to get started with the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program? Contact your local branch library for details.
Parents and children wanting to participate in the program need to have library cards. Don't have a library card? See our Borrowing FAQ for more information on how to sign-up for a library card.