1000 Books Before Kindergarten

WNPL wants to help get your child ready for Kindergarten with a new, free program filled with fun and prizes! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is designed to promote reading to babies, toddlers and preschoolers with the goal of reading 1000 books new logo 2a colorbefore kindergarten – a goal experts say helps children learn to read.

The single most important activity parents and caregivers can do to help children become successful readers is to read aloud to them every day. YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher and you can help them develop important early literacy skills.

WNPL’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten provides reading logs to track progress, reading tips for caregivers, prizes to children who reach reading milestones, recognition on our 1000 Books Wall of Fame, and lots of encouragement and enthusiasm!

Visit the Youth Services desk to give your child the tools for reading success today.

You may be asking yourself, “How will someone read 1000 books to a child? 1000 is a big number!”

If you read:

  • 1 bedtime story every night for 3 years = 1095 books!
  • 10 books each week for 2 years = 1040 books!

If you begin when your child is an infant, you can end up with thousands of books!


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