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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing program that encourages parents to read with their children as a way to develop early literacy skills before Kindergarten, and foster a life long love of reading. The goal of the program is for children to have read 1000 books before entering Kindergarten.

How it works

  • Parents or caregivers can register at any CDL Branch and will receive book bag with a reading log and other materials

  • Children should color a paw print for each book read, or read to them, even if it's the same book over and over

  • After reading 100 books, bring the book log in for a small prize

  • After the child reads 1000 books, each child receives free hardcover book

    It's not as hard you you think!

Child's age when 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is started

Number of books read per day to complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Number of books read per week to complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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