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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 


It's easy to participate! Just stop in the library and pick up a booklet to track your reading. Check out one of the 100 bags, each including 10 books. Together, read the books inside and complete a fun activity. Repeat until you've read 1,000 books!

There are lots of reasons why reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten is important:

  • Reading and providing a text-rich environment at home before entering school increases reading readiness.
  • Vocabulary can be developed by sharing books.
  • Building vocabulary and adding to a word bank is of the utmost importance for being ready to read.
  • Making sure early reading experiences and activities are fun will contribute to the prevention of reading difficulties in school.
  • Positive home and library experiences with reading and reading activities ensure positive attitudes for reading once a child is in school. 

Now, you can earn a voucher for the Life and Family Services B.A.B.E. Store for every 100 books you read!