1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ages 0-5
The goal is to read 1000 books before your little one enters Kindergarten. Reading with your newborn, infant, or toddler is an important way to practice early literacy skills and to bond with your child.  If you read just one book a night, you will read about 365 books in one year – at that rate you will reach 1,000 books in under 3 years!

Does your child want to read the same book again and again? The same book counts every time you read it! Is a sibling or caregiver reading with your child? That counts too! Keep track of the books that you read by using log sheets, journals, or even an iPhone or Android App. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten helps you give your children the confidence necessary to become strong readers and sets them up to be successful in school and life.

Stop by the library to pick up a reading log or print one off at home:

Reading Log Sheets

Let us help you celebrate as you reach reading milestones. For every 100 books you read, bring your reading log into the library to win stickers and fun prizes! Once you’ve read 1000 books, you’ll even receive a special certificate!

Reading Lists