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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 booksShaker Library and 1000 Books Foundation invite you to participate in a program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten. The program is free, the rewards are priceless, and it’s easy to participate.

Read with your child. Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding as well as preparing him or her for school. Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you.

Keep track of the books you share. Keep a record of the titles in a notebook or journal, on our reading log sheets, or use the app for your iPhone or iPad.

Start reading early. Begin any time from your child’s birth until he or she enters Kindergarten. Read at your own pace and enjoy your time together.

Every book counts! Keep a record of the books you read to your child. You may include the books read to him or her by caregivers, teachers, librarians, or siblings. You can even repeat books.

For every 100 books shared, visit Shaker Library and receive a special certificate. Your baby book will be filled with special memories of the stories you have shared.

For more information visit 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.