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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



by Supriya Kelkar

Ahimsa is filled with female empowerment, hope, family and the power of non-violent resistance. Set in a fictional town in India in 1942, the freedom fighters with Mahatma Gandhi are trying to overthrow British rule. Anjali's mother decides to join the movement, and through her mother’s work and sacrifice for the movement, Anjali’s learns the importance of equality and civil… Continue

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