Developing literacy skills begins at birth and continues through the toddler and preschool years. The best way to be sure that your child has the skills needed to learn to read is to have someone read aloud to them. Children who are read to start stronger in school.
One thousand books sounds like a lot, but if you read only one bedtime story every night for three years you will have read 1095! Read 10 books a week for two years and you will have read 1040! If you read just three books every day for a year you will have read 1095 books! 1KB4K: It’s free. It’s fun. It’s important.
How to sign up:
Stop by the Children’s Desk with your library card.
When you sign up:
You will receive a 1KB4K journal and a free book for your child to keep.
After each 100 books, your child gets a sticker.
When you have read 500 books, your child will receive a 1KB4K T-shirt and another free book.
When you complete 1000 books your child will receive a third book, a completion certificate and a special prize!
Who can join?
Families with preschool children birth through age 5.
You may register each child separately, or together.
How does the program work?
Sign up your child and start reading. Record each book read in your 1KB4K journal. Any book read to your child counts! If your child attends a library storytime, count those books, too.
After each 100 books, get new journal pages either by printing them off this website or by stopping by the Children’s Desk.