What is 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.
Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.
How Does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Work?
Register – Stop into the Woodward Public Library to get your reading log folder and your first reading log. And put your name on the wall of registered 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten participants!
Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a circle on the reading log.
Show us Your Reading Logs – Start logging your books on the paper log. Fill in a circle for each book.
Bring your log to the Woodward Public Library at each milestone (100 books, 200 books, 300 books, 400 books, 500 books, 600 books, 700 books, 800 books, 900 books, 1,000 books) we will celebrate your child’s success and handout a sticker reward.
When your child reaches 500 books he or she will receive a free tote bag!
When your child reaches 1,000 books he or she will receive a free book!
Remember- Just read with your child and ENJOY!