1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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How many books will you read to your child before Kindergarten?   Take the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge and see  how quickly they add up!

Reading to young children is the best way to prepare them for Kindergarten and for lifelong learning.  Reading helps build vocabulary and language skills while providing a bonding  opportunity.  Plus, it’s fun!

Who can participate? 

Any child who has not yet entered Kindergarten  can sign up for the program.

How can we get started?

  1. Register at any branch of the Warren County Library and pick up your packet and reading log. 
  2. Each time you read with your child, record the book in your log.  You may also record books read at storytime or daycare.  Books may be read and recorded more than once and repetition is a great way to learn, so don’t worry if your child has a favorite that you read over and over! 
  3. Whenever you reach a 100-book milestone, bring your log to the library.  Your child will receive a small reward and you will pick up a new reading log.

Milestone Rewards
100 books  -  400 books:  sticker each time you reach the next level of 100
500 books:  sticker and small prize
600 books  -  900 books:  sticker each time you reach the next level of 100
1,000 books:   sticker and book
Each year all children who reach the goal of reading 1,000 books that year will be invited to a “graduation” party to be held at the Warren County Library Headquarters.

How long will it take to complete the program?

You will complete the program at your own pace.  If you read one book per day, you will complete the program in less than three years. If you read three books per day, you will complete the program in less than one year.

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