1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Yellow Circle with 1000 Books and the zeros and "o" are filled in with pink, blue, orange, gre

Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! This free program encourages you to read 

This program has no end date except your child's going to school, so do not feel rushed--just enjoy the experience! Take every chance you have to read with your children, tell stories, say nursery rhymes, sing songs, and attend library programs. By reading just three stories a day you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year. You will also have shared many special moments along the way.

Why should I read 1000 books to my child before kindergarten?

Reading to your baby, toddler, or preschooler is one of the BEST ways to help them develop. Studies have shown that children that are read to frequently from birth have stronger language skills and better vocabulary. This makes them better readers later in life, and better prepared for school.

How do I participate?

Register with a librarian at the Hartland Library. Color in ONE STAR for every book that you have read together. Turn it back into our library next time you’re here. We’ll mark your progress up on our board, and give you a PRIZE for doing such a great job READING!!

The Hartland Public Library staff is here to help you as you being the journey of reading together with your child. 

Happy Reading!