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The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages parents and guardians to read 1,000 books with a child before they enter Kindergarten– a goal that experts say children need to reach in order to help them learn to read. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Our goal at the Huron Public Library is to motivate a love for reading and to help children enter Kindergarten ready to read. We are excited to offer this program to begin preparing our littlest patrons to be the biggest readers!

Face masks are encouraged inside the Library.

Getting Started

Register: CLICK HERE to register online or register at the Library.

Read: Anyone can read to your child including grandparents, siblings, babysitters, aunts, uncles- even librarians!

Record: Record titles in your reading log. 

Get Prizes: For every 100 books read, bring your program kit to the Library for a special prize. When your child has completed 1,000 books, bring your reading log to the Library and find a Youth Services staff member for an even BIGGER prize and get a library book put in our collection in honor of the achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my child read books more than once?

 YES! Most children at an early age begin to find one or two books that are their favorites.

Why do I have to check in at the Library after 100 books?

Your child will receive a small reward for every 100 books logged into our database. Come to the Circulation Desk and have a friendly staff member verify your titles and mark off each milestone in your book count.

Is there an alternative to filling out the record sheet for all 1,000 books?

There is a free 1,000 Books app for your smartphone or tablet. This app allows you to build your child’s library simply by scanning the bar code of the book or by entering the title. The app tracks the number of books and the titles stay in your child’s own personal digital library. For every 100 books, bring your device to the Circulation Desk and we will log your count into our database.

What happens when my child completes 1,000 books? 

When you finish 1,000 books, your child will receive a certificate of completion, a program graduation  picture, a small gift, and a new book dedicated in their name for our Youth Services collection.

When does the program end?

The program ends when your child finishes 1,000 books or when they enter Kindergarten, whichever comes first.

 How can I plan and execute an attainable goal?

The earlier you begin the program, the more time you’ll have to complete the 1,000 book count. If you read three books a day, you’ll be able to reach that goal in about a year. If you start the program when your child is an infant, you can read one book a day and be done before your baby turns three. Don’t stress about the numbers! The most important goal is to create and share special moments along the way and build a strong literary base for your child.

Contact Info

Huron Public Library

333 Williams Street
Huron, Ohio 44839

(419) 433-5009
(419) 433-7228

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