Babies and children under 5 years of age (not yet in kindergarten) are encouraged to participate in this fun program!

Reading to your child helps develop pre-reading skills that prepare your child for success in school and in life. Reading together is a bonding experience that presents opportunities for learning and life-long memories.

This program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before they start kindergarten. Keep track of the number of books read with our fun reading logs. Any books read to your child by a sibling, grandparent, babysitter, teacher, or during Storytimes at the library can be counted in their logs. You may also count the same book multiple times. This program can take anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on how often you read to your child.

For every 50 books you read to your child, he/she will receive a small prize. Once your child reaches their goal of 1,000 books, they will receive an invitation to our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation.

Print your reading logs: