1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

About the program

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really, if you think about it! 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 (so get started!).

The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. When your children reach a milestone (every 100 books) bring your child to the Red Jacket Community Library for a small reward. A larger prize is provided when your child completes the program.


Fill out this Google form to register online.


Print and fill out this form. Bring it in to the circulation desk to get started on your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten adventure!


Reading Log

Print and fill out this reading log to track the number of books you have read, or visit the library to pick one up.

TheĀ 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten name and logo are used with permission from the 1,000 Books Foundation.