1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: children reading and playing at a campground

This program will help your little one learn key building blocks to literacy and language fluency. Whether your child is three months old or three years old, reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination and promotes bonding. Visit the Children's Department at the Library to sign up and receive your materials, then take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest. Happy reading!


Lost something or need a new copy? You can download and print the pages included in your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten folder or visit the Children's Department at the Library for a new sticker booklet.

You can also track your reading through Beanstack (either online or through the Beanstack app).

Picture Book Reading Lists

Want some help finding 1000 books to read? Check out our picture book lists for ideas!