The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
Participants in the Library’s program receive a welcome packet with activities and tips, reading logs, stickers for reaching each 100-book milestone, and a certificate, medal, & prize upon completing 1000 books. Readers can log their reading on paper reading logs that can be picked up at the library or online at wstxreads.readsquared.org.