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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

One thousand books? That seems like a lot, right? Not at all. You got this. It doesn't matter if your child is 3 years old or just 3 months - there's no better time to start than now! If you read just one book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. This program is open to ages 0-7. Sign up at a library location to receive your registration bag, a badge book, and get an explanation of how the program works and when to come in to get rewards. You can also sign up online at or download the free Beanstack app from your app store to use on your mobile device. 

Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, promotes bonding, and helps kids do well overall in school. Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1,000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest. 

We also like to post milestones reached on our social media (with parental permission) to help motivate others to keep working towards their goal.

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