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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an exciting program that encourages parents and child interaction and promotes reading through sharing books together. Together with their parent, children who register for this program will read 1000 books before their first day of kindergarten. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are eligible to participate by registering at Youth Services. Participants will receive rewards along their reading journey and we will hold a graduation ceremony for those that finish at the end of each school year.

Registration is required.

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Outreach Request? Contact Laura Goldsborough, Youth Services Librarian or Rachael Dabkey, Head of Youth Services


Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

by Russell Freedman

Everyone knows that Ellis Island was the gateway to America for immigrating Europeans, but what about Asians? This book will introduce you to Angel Island, located off the coast of San Francisco. Learn about the struggles immigrating Asian people had to overcome before even being allowed to enter the United States. Recommended for grades 5-8.

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