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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.

Suggested Book List

Teacher Loan Cards Brochure

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


Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

by Alice Briere-Haquet

In this beautiful and simple picture book, readers learn about Simone’s childhood as she shares her stories with her daughter. The illustrations throughout the book bring to life Simone’s love for music, as well as her desire to stand up for her beliefs. Recommended for reading aloud with children in preschool-3rd grade, but kids of all ages and adults will fall in love with this… Continue

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