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Monday, October 8, 2018

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an early literacy initiative aimed at getting children from birth to five years old ready to early literacy skills.

Sign up today!

Reading to your child is one of the most important ways to prepare them for school.  The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is open to all families whose children will attend Roselle, Medinah or Keeneyville schools.  Families do not need to have active library cards in order to participate.

How do we start?

Visit the Youth Services Department to sign up.  We will give you the materials to record the books you read with your child.  Start the program at any time and age prior to Kindergarten.

What should we read?

Read anything you and your child enjoy!  You can choose library books or books that you have at home.  If you read a book more than once it counts each time you read it.  Also, books heard at Storytime count too!

How long will this take?

That depends on you.  You read at a pace that is comfortable for your family.  You have until your child's first day of Kindergarten to finish the program.

If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books a year.  That is 730 books and in two years and 1,095 books in three years.


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