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1,000 Books before Kindergarten

1,000 Books before KindergartenRobey Memorial Library's has a literacy program for infants through preschoolers. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. Studies show that children should hear at least 1,000 books from birth to age 5 to build the pre-reading skills they need to succeed in school. Plus, sharing stories together is lots of fun!

Here is how the program works at Robey Memorial Library:

  1. Read to your child.
  2. Cross out a symbol on the reading log for each book you read. Write down the titles of your favorite books.
  3. Each time you reach 100 titles, stop in the library for a fun reward!
  4. After reading 1,000 books, bring your reading log into the library and get a diploma and another free book to keep!

Number of Books Read

Reward

100 books

a sticker for your child & their name on a sticker inside a library book recommending that book to others

200 books

a make-and-take kit

300 books

a sticker for your child & their name on a sticker inside a library book recommending that book to others

400 books

crayons

500 books

a free book to keep

600 books

a sticker for your child & their name on a sticker inside a library book recommending that book to others

700 books

literacy cards

800 books

a magnetic photo frame for your child & their name on a sticker inside a library book recommending that book to others

900 books

canvas bag

The only deadline for this program is when your child starts kindergarten, so take your time and enjoy the experience. Let the Library help you get a jump-start on your child's success in school. Stop in often to check out books, attend free programs and get great reading suggestions!

Stop in anytime to register your child(ren) for this great program!

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