1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

We are excited to start a new program in Youth Services beginning in January 2021. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program that promotes reading and early literacy skills while encouraging bonding. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten to help your child prepare for one of life’s biggest milestones!

When you register, you will receive a log sheet to track the titles for every hundred books. You may repeat titles as many times as you can stand! You can include books read in storytimes, our Story Walk, bedtimes, story podcasts, and more! There will be incentive prizes at 100, 250, 500, and 750 books read. Upon completion of the program, kids will receive a free book!

This program is only for children ages birth to 5 who have NOT entered kindergarten. The program will be ongoing with no deadline. Contact us at (618) 288-1212 *817 with questions.

Click here to register!

Download the first reading log here.