1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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“Grow a Reader” with 1KBB4K!

You are your child’s first teacher … give them a great start on the road to reading! We’re here to help with the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KBB4K) Program. 

The challenge is simple: read 1,000 books to your young child before their first day of Kindergarten. It may sound like a lot, but you can do it!

Even though the library is closed, you and your child can still participate. We’ve included the bookmark for you to start (or continue!) tracking your progress on your way to earning a book bag featuring an exclusive design made for us by 2018 Caldecott Medal-winning artist Matt Cordell.

Just check off a box for each book you read with your child—you even get to count each time you repeat a book! Once we reopen the library, bring in your completed bookmark(s) or just tell us how far you’ve gotten if you can’t print them out. We’ll get you registered or mark your progress if you were already participating in the program.   Questions?  Email refdesk@lvdl.org.

Print the bookmark