Are you up for the challenge? No matter your age, we've got a reading challenge ready to go. Anytime from May 24-July 31 you can pick up a challenge sheet in the library, on the bookmobile, or click and print from the options below. Remember to turn in your reading challenge sheet no later than 9:00 pm on July 31 if you want to have a chance to win a grand prize!
Teens: Entering Grades 6–12
Youth: Birth–Entering Grade 5
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just one book a night, you'll have read 365 books in a year. That's 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at five years of age, you have more time than you think!
This program is based upon evidence that the more children (ages 0–5) hear books read to them, the more prepared they'll be to learn and enjoy reading upon reaching kindergarten.
Pick up a reading log booklet in the youth department.
Prizes will be awarded to participants when they reach 500 and 1,000 books.
This program is a work-at-your-own-pace program.
End Date: Your child's first day of kindergarten.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can join? Children from birth through the start of kindergarten are invited to join.
Do we have to read books from the library? You can read books from anywhere: your house, grandma's house, at the doctor, at daycare, etc. But we'd love to see you enjoy our books as well.
Can we count the same book more than once? Of course! Children love repetition and reading is reading whether it's once or one thousand times!
Can I count storytime books? Most definitely! We love seeing you at storytime and those are books that count!
How long do I have to read 1,000 books? The program has no official end date. Don't rush, take your time and enjoy the memories you're making with your child.