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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success!

The concept is simple; the rewards are priceless. Read a book - any book - to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten.

How to Participate

Register: Sign up at any Kitchener Public Library location.

Read with your child. Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you.

Keep track of the titles of the books that you read with your child.

Every Book Counts: Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time.

100-Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, bring your reading record to the library to receive a special reward and add your sticker to our Milestone display

1000 Books: You did it! Come celebrate at the library, and see your child’s name placed on the 1000 Books Wall of Fame.

Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at 1000! Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!

It’s so Easy! 1000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in one year!

Ask our friendly staff for suggestions – we’re here to help you on your journey to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Happy Reading!!

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