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It's a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child.  But the simplicity underlies great importance.  According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read.  It can:

  • Simulate language and cognitive skills
  • Build vocabulary
  • Encourage positive feelings about books and reading later in life
  • Help children cope during stressful times

This early childhood literacy program is designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life's big milestones: Kindergarten.  Myriad research projects have proven over and over that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education.  The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.

Stop by the Children's Information Desk
and we will help you and your child start the journey to
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!


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  • Just for registering, your child will receive an information folder to begin his/her journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
  • For every 100 books read, your child will receive a sticker & a special prize
  • At 1,000 books your child will receive a sticker,  bumper sticker, tote bag,  a readers certificate suitable for framing, a T-shirt coupon, child's name on chalkboard and picture taken with parent permission posted on social media.