1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Looking  to get your kids ready for school in the best way possible? Read with them!

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According to studies, reading books and sharing stories with  your children is one of the best ways to help them develop early learning language skills. These skills are necessary for learning and growing when children start school. 

Challenge your family to read 1000 books with your little ones before they go off to kindergarten. 

How to Participate? 

Sign up your child using the Beanstack link to get started!

Click Here to Sign Up

What's Next?

  • Log all of the books you read your child: at bedtime, in the waiting room, in the car, school, church, or daycare. All books count!
  •      Re-reading books count too! Children love repetition so don't be afraid to repeat their favorite books. 
  • You only need to read one book per day! If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think!
  • Keep visiting your local public library to borrow books, attend storytimes, take advantage of all the resources available to help your child learn to read and thrive.

What Happens When You Reach a Milestone or 1000 Books?

When your child reaches a 100 book milestone, (it happens after reading 100 books, 200 books, 300 books and etc.) go to your local participating Library to be recognized and to get your child a reward. 

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 When you and your child have read 1000 books, they will be recognized and given a big 1000 Books Before Kindergarten themed prize. 

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It doesn't stop there though!

Even after reaching 1000 books we encourage you to keep reading to your child and to work to build their reading skills and comprehension. 

Learn more about the Clayton County Library System!

Mission Statement

To contribute to the success of the citizens of our diverse community by offering a full range of library services that meet their informational, educational and leisure interests, fostering the love of reading in our youth and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for all.