Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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The idea is simple; the rewards are priceless! We're encouraging preschool-age children (0-6 years old) who are not yet enrolled in kindergarten, along with their families and caregivers, to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and become lifelong learners.


Register Online

Register right here to log books read. Receive a goodie bag for signing up! If you prefer to track books read by paper, pick up a form at any NPL location.


Read + Log 500 Books

Select a beginner reader book to keep. Readers gain badges for every 100 books read and logged. And yes, books can be repeated!


Read + Log 1,000 Books

Get an NPL cup filled with goodies.


Attend a Graduation Ceremony May 2020

Readers who log 1,000 Books are invited to attend a special graduation ceremony at their local library in the first week of May.


Visit The 1000 Books Foundation to learn about this initiative to help establish early literacy skills in preschoolers. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten name and logo are used with permission from the 1000 Books Foundation.