1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages parents to read 1000 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. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation, which is a key to school and learning success. Our goal at the Huron Public Library is to motivate all young children’s love for reading and to help them enter Kindergarten ready to read. We are excited to offer this program to begin preparing our littlest patrons to be the biggest readers!

Getting Started

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

Read: Anyone can read to your child: grandparents, sibling, babysitters, aunts, uncles, and librarians!

Record: Record titles in your reading log. 

Get Prizes: For every 100 books, bring your program kit to the Library for a special prize.

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 1000 books?

There is a free 1000 Books app for your smartphone or tablet. Just search for "1000 Books" in the app store, look for the 1000 Books logo, then begin your download. 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 1000 books? 

When you finish 1000 books, your child will receive a certificate of completion, a program graduation  picture, a small gift, and a new book dedicated in his/her name for our Children’s collection.

When does the program end?

The program ends when your child finishes 1000 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 1000 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 St.
Huron, Ohio 44839

419- 433-5009

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