1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Growing Parchment Readers


You can help your child become a great reader starting from birth! Research shows that sharing books, conversations and songs with young children builds their language skills, contributes to their healthy development, gives them the skills they need to succeed in school, and helps them learn to love reading!

Parchment Community Library challenges you to share 1,000 books with your child before starting Kindergarten. Reading 1,000 books is easier than you think! 3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books or 1 books a day for 3 years = 1,095 books!

So...raise a reader! Cuddle up with a good book and your child on your lap and have fun reading! Any child (birth to entering Kindergarten) can participate in this exciting, free program at Parchment Community Library.

Read a book, any book, to your newborn, infant or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can read the same book over and over again), before Kindergarten.

Ways to Share a Book

  • Read together

  • Talk about the pictures in a book

  • Attend a library storytime

  • Read the same book over and over

  • Let your baby play with a book while you talk to him

How to Get Started!

  1. Register: Sign up at the Parchment Community Library.  You'll receive your 1,000 Books B4 K folder and your first reading log.

  2. Track Your Reading: Each time you share a book, write down the title in your log.

  3. Show Us Your Progress: Each time you read 100 books, bring your log to Parchment Community Library. We will give your child a sticker and you'll receive your next reading log.

  4. Keep Reading! When you reach 1,000 books, you'll receive a Kindergarten School Supply Kit and we'll add your child's name to the "I Read 1,000 Books" wall of fame!

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