Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to stimulate brain development? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a larger vocabulary, and building background knowledge—all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year! Ask our friendly staff for suggestions—we’re here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!


Log your reading online. Every book counts, even repeats or books heard in daycare or school


When you have finished 100 books and earn a badge, come in and receive a special gift.


When you have finished 500 books and earn a badge, come in and receive a special gift.


You did it! Come celebrate at the library and receive a special gift book that your child can keep.