1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten showing 2 children laughing together while reading a book1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading challenge for young children and their families. Reading aloud is one of the best ways to encourage early literacy and a love of reading in young children, and it's never too early to start!


How does it work?

Read! Read together at home, in the park, upside down, under the blankets--read anywhere and everywhere. Keep track of the books you read together. Pick up a paper reading log at the library, print your own, or use our new online tool, ReadSquared.

Come into the library and get a sticker, bookmark, or other prize for every 100 books you read together. We'll have a special storytime and party for our readers every May to celebrate.