The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting and free way to help your child develop the early literacy skills needed to start kindergarten.
Sharing books with children is a wonderful bonding experience and promotes a lifelong love of books and reading. Any child from birth to five years of age can participate.
- Register online here.
- Print out a Reading Log on the library's website.
- Track your reading by coloring in a circle for each book read with your child.
- Every book read counts, including books already read before and books heard in story time, daycare, preschool or read by a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book.
Singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child are all great ways to build their literacy skills. Visit the Mount Pleasant Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child.
One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year!
Ask our friendly staff for suggestions—we’re here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!