1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop pre-reading skills that provide a good foundation for school and learning success.

By reading just three stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year! It’s very easy to participate:

  • Register at the Library
  • Read together
  • Fill in the circles on your reading log. If you read a book more than once, you can record it each time. Books read to your child at Library programs, at daycare, or by others also count.
  • When you finish 100 books, bring your log to the Library and check in.
  • Check in at every 100 books to get a new log. At 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1,000 books, your child will receive a prize.

If you need any reading suggestions, let us know! Visit us at the Youth Services desks downstairs to talk about New Lenox’s favorite books for littles. We’re always happy to help.