1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading challenge for kids from birth until they enter kindergarten. Read a book—any book!—or listen to an audiobook with your child. You can even read the same book more than once and count it each time. Earn a prize for every 100 books you complete. Keep going until you reach 1000 or your child starts kindergarten, whichever comes first. But don’t stop reading!

Keep track of books read at home, in daycare, or with other friends and family. You can reach 1000 books in a little under three years by reading just one book a day! Earn free ice cream at Stonington Ice Cream Company from June-August when you visit the library and show us your progress. Sign up here.

The program name is used with permission from the 1000 Books Foundation.