Category: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 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. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Open Registration

Register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and log your reading through our new ReadSquared subscription. http://kimballlibrary.readsquared.com/ If you’ve used ReadSquared to log any reading during the Summer Reading Program, you can log into the same account and start a program under “1000 Books”. If you prefer the paper and pencil way of operations, you can print out coloring sheets to log your child’s reading (they can color the little books)… Read more

1000 Books Reading Log

There are two options to log your reading for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten that allow participants to join in the program whether you’re staying at home or visiting the library in person. To log your reading digitally, log onto our ReadSquared account and log your books as you go. Log into ReadSquared HERE.  Email kwatson@kimballlibrary.com or dguest@kimballlibrary.com to share when you hit the 500 book mark so that we can… Read more