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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Man, that’s a lot.

Danville Public Library Youth Services is excited to announce the launch of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

This program has been implemented in libraries throughout the country with impressive results.  Research shows that families who read to their young children strengthen their language skills and build vocabulary, which is directly linked to reading readiness.

Children who enroll in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Danville Public Library will receive a starter folder with literacy tips, book suggestions, and two sheets of reading logs for the first 100 books. Children will earn a small reward for every 100 books that are read with a parent, family member, or caregiver, including a tote bag after the first 100 books have been read!  When the logs have been returned to the Youth Services department a new set of reading logs will be given to the child to continue tracking.  Upon completion of the program children will be given a new book!

How long does it take to read 1000 books?
1 book a day for 3 years = 1095 books
3 books a day for 1 year = 1095 books

This program is open to any child not yet enrolled in kindergarten.  A library card is not required to participate in the program.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Danville Public Library was made possible by a grant from the Hendricks County Community Foundation.