Reading: the Best Way to Encourage Early Literacy!

Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding. Not only is reading together fun, but it creates life-long memories and paves the way to independent reading in the future!

This incentive program makes it both easy and fun to read 1,000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. During the process, they will build vocabulary as you  help create building blocks for learning. 

How Does this Program Work?

For every 100 books you read with your child, the library will provide a small reward in the form of a colorful milestone to take home and display! Just tell the staff at any location’s circulation desk your good news and how many books you have completed to receive the milestone bookmark!

Do You Think We Can Really Read 1,000 Books?

If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. You’ll be surprised at how fast they add up!

How to Sign Up:

1. Visit any Warren County Public Library location and ask staff for a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten first-100 log sheet, or scroll down the page to access one to print at home. (Preschool or daycare teachers who’d like their classroom to participate can download one here.)

2. Keep track of each book that is read to your child by you or any other caregiver they spend time with on the log sheet.

3. After logging 100 books, visit any library location to get a milestone bookmark (or download the next one below) and receive the next log for the next 100 books.

4. Upon completion of all 1,000 books, your child will receive a special medal and certificate of completion!

Milestone Logs and Bookmarks

Visit any library location to pick up your milestone bookmarks and logs (on glossy card stock), or scroll through the gallery below and download as you go!

Need ideas for good books to read?

Reach out to us any time! Or go here to get information online!