Take the 1000 Books Challenge!
Have you heard about our 1000 books Before Kindergarten program? If you have a child that is not yet in kindergarten, this is a program for you!
Here's how it works:
The program is designed for parents and caregivers of small children. You read to your child at home at your own pace and record the title of each book you read.
Once you have read 100 books, you bring the reading log back to the library, get your next reading log and receive a prize! That's right, friends. We said "prize!" Each completed reading log earns your child a prize and that prize is always geared towards building pre-reading skills.
You continue this pattern until you have finished 1000 books or you child enters kindergarten, whichever happens first.
Does this sound overwhelming? Too many books to ever read? Let's break it down: if you read only one book to you child every day, at the end of a year you will have read 365 books! Do this for 3 years and you have already read more 1000 books. The only thing you need is a little perseverance in writing them all down.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood. The brain develops rapidly during the first three years of a child's life. Reading to children from an early age increases their vocabulary and prepares children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
If you want more information about the program or to register, come visit us at the library. We can't wait to see you!