1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Join our reading readiness program designed to expose children to an assortment of classic stories that will help them on their journey to become independent readers! Sign up in person at the Youth Reference desk or use this link to sign up online.*

The program is ongoing throughout the year, so you may start any time. Periodically, as children accomplish listening milestones they will be invited to special parties at the library to celebrate their achievement!

This program is designed to encourage parents and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books to children from birth to kindergarten.

*Please Note: As of January 2018, the program has been moved to Beanstack. Most accounts have been transferred to this new system, however if yours has not, or if you have any trouble, please contact the Youth Reference department at  or 540.635.3153 ext. 106. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

This program was made possible with the generous support of the following:

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Target logo