1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Shasta Public Libraries Presents 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Simple concept, priceless rewards.
Read books to your child (ages newborn to Pre-K).
The goal is to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten.

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What counts?

ANY book read to your child counts! This means books read in any language by anyone – including at preĀ­-school, during library story times, and books on cd. Repeats of favorite books can be counted as well!

How long does it take?

This is a self-paced program. It can take a few months, or a few years. If you read one book a day, the program will take less than 3 years.

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Getting Started

  • Visit the library (Redding, Burney or Anderson) to get signed up and receive an informational packet and the first book log.
  • Read any book to your child.
  • Color in a book icon each time a book is read until the log is complete.
  • Bring in your completed book log and your child will receive a bookmark and the next book log.
  • After completing 10 logs (1000 books), your child gets to choose a book to keep.
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