Join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten today!

Build Early Literacy skills with your child by joining our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. How does it work? Stop by the Library to register with the front desk or Ms. Kate. Each participant will receive a welcome folder with your first tracking pamphlet. Start reading and logging right away!

Log each book you read to or with your reader. Any book counts, including those read at school, with relatives, babysitters, listened to, and read more than once. (Yes, repeats count!) Each 100 books will earn your reader a milestone badge and the chance to choose a prize from our Dino-Chest. When your reader reaches 1,000 books they’ll win the Grand Dino-Prize.

Reading 1,000 books may seem daunting, but you can start at any age, even newborn and if you read just one book per night for a year that’s already 365 books! If you read three books per night for one year that’s 1,095 books!

Sign up today to start building a solid literacy foundation with your young readers.

Click the image to download the recommended reading list. These books are not required, but feature many titles considered to be classics.* Happy Reading!

*In our collection, books from this list have a green call number sticker on the spine.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, contact Ms. Kate at 973-377-2694 or at