Who can participate in this program? Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Which books count? Books that you, a preschool teacher, a caregiver, and/or family member read to your child count towards your goal. Books read during Storytime at the library also count toward your reading goal. You may count audiobooks, ebooks and/or apps that read or tell a story.
What if my child wants to read the same book over and over again? Repetition is one of the keys to learning to read, so each repetition counts toward your goal. If you read the same book three times, that counts as three books toward your goal.
How long will the program take? The program will take anywhere from a few months to a few years. The program is self‐paced and will depend on how often you read together. If you read 3 books a day with your child, you'll hit 1,095 books in just one year!
How many of my children can participate? All of them (provided they have not yet started kindergarten). Make it even more fun and read as a family!