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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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What is it?

The Children's Department of the Longwood Public Library is proud to announce the launch of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. This is a national project created to encourage parent and child bonding through reading with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before they enter Kindergarten. If you read just one book a night, you will have read 365 in a year! 


How does it work? 

Choose some books from our grab-and-go book packs or make your own selections. Simply color in a circle for every book you have read on your log sheet. When the sheet is full, bring it in for your first prize, a brand new paperback book. Children will receive prizes for every 100 books they have completed! So, stop at the Children's Department to sign up, get your starter bag and begin your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten journey!