Add this Event to Calendar 11/01/2020 12:00 AM 01/01/2022 12:00 AM 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Join parents throughout the community as they read to their young children as part of the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program.

Who: the program is designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

What: a self-paced program that encourages reading to young children before they start kindergarten

Why: The goal of 1,000 Books is to strengthen children’s vocabulary and language skills while promoting the habit of reading. Increased vocabulary and language skills are important tools for children to have as they begin to learn to read in kindergarten

How: To start the program, please register here then start writing down the titles or number of books you read to your child. Keep track of the books being read by using a '1,000 Books' reading log, a piece of paper, or by using the '1,000 Books Before Kindergarten' app. If you do not have a SAILS Libray card to register for the program, please contact us at 

Tip: If you read a book multiple times, you may write the title down every time you read the book. Why? Because the program isn’t about individual titles; it’s about the habit reading, plus children learn by repetition so reading a book many times is actually quite beneficial for kids!

To achieve the goal of reading 1,000 books, read regularly and receive reading incentives throughout the program. You’ll reach the goal before you know it!

Details about the program's reading incentives, awards and reading logs are available here

Set your own pace and see how it adds up…
– read 1 book a day and the program is completed in 3 years
– read 3 books a day and the program is completed in 1 year

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read it and Reap!

Contact: Youth Services Department 508-336-8230 x56140