Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Pembroke Town Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children.
Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children will help to instill in them self-awareness, confidence, an understanding of their place in the world and, of course, promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS? It’s easy!
One book a day for three years=1000
Three books a day for one year=1000
Ten books a week for two years=1000
WHAT COUNTS? Everything! Every book you read counts every time you read it! Books your child hears in Storytime count. Books that others read to your child count. It all counts!
WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? Sign up in the Youth Department. We will give you sheets to help you keep count of the first 100 books. When you finish reading 100 books, come back to the library for another set of sheets. We will celebrate all who finish reading 1000 books with a painted hand on our reading tree and a special message on our message board outside.
WHEN: Today! Register anytime when your child is between birth and five years old.
It’s one of the best gifts you will ever give your child…and yourself!
Find out more at the Youth Department Desk.
Website – 1000 Books Before Kindergarten