1000 Books Before Kindergarten

An Early Literacy Program

The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents accomplish this goal. By reading just three stories a day you and your child can read over 1000 books in one year.

The program is for children ages birth to Kindergarten and is free. Families work at their own pace at home.

Children earn prizes for listening to family members read to them.

  • At Registration, children receive a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten tote bag.
  • For every 100 books, children earn a sticker.
  • At 500, they earn an educational toy.
  • At 1000, children earn a paperback book and certificate.

Register at the Information Desk to receive 1000 Books tote bag filled reading logs and book suggestions.

The program is sponsored by Oregon-Brooklyn Lions Club. The Library did receive a Growing Wisconsin Readers mini-grant in 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can you really expect to read 1000 books to your child before kindergarten?
By reading just three stories a day you and your child can read over 1000 books in one year.

I read the same story every night to my child. Can I count that book more than once?  
Yes! Repetition does help a child build literacy skills.

I have more than one child I read to. Can I count the same title for each child? 
Yes! If an older sibling reads to a younger sibling, it also counts.

Do books read at storytime or in preschool/daycare count?
Yes! Anytime your child is read to it counts.