Carver Memorial Library is proud to support the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages family bonding while helping young children to develop the skills that will help them become successful lifelong readers.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a multi-year, self-paced, early literacy program that encourages parents and caregivers to read one thousand books with their children before they enter school.
Come to the Library to pick up your first log, and every time you complete 100 books for a progress sticker and a new log. After finishing 1000 books, the participating child will receive an embroidered patch and a book plate inscribed with their name in a selected picture book in the library collection!
We are here to support you as you work toward this early literacy challenge, helping you track your progress, stay motivated, and celebrate your achievements!
Reading to children builds vocabulary and language skills, and prepares them to enter kindergarten with many other needed skills for success. Children are also introduced to a wide range of books and stories. This fun and free program goes until your child starting kindergarten, so don’t feel rushed, just enjoy the experience! Spend time reading every day, talk about stories, say nursery rhymes, sing songs, and attend library programs.
If you read just 1 book a day, you will have read 365 books in a year. That will grow to 730 books in 2 years, and 1,095 books in 3 years!
All books count towards your 1000 goal, even those that are electronic, like ebooks or audiobooks. And any book that is read aloud to your child counts, regardless of the reader. If your child wants to read the same book over and over, that is okay! Repetition may be tiresome to you, but it is very helpful for building your child's confidence and comfort level with reading. Reading aloud to young children is the best way to get them ready to read.
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