How does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten work?

·   Register Online HereYou can register your child for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program online or in your local CCPL branch anytime between birth and kindergarten.

·   Track Your Reading: Log every book you read with your child here or by coloring in the books on your paper reading log. You can pick up reading logs at your local CCPL branch or print a paper log online.

·   Show Us Your Reading Logs and Pick up Your Prizes: Each time you and your child finish reading 100 books, visit the library with your completed reading log (or we can look you up in READsquared). You'll receive your next reading log and a milestone sticker. You'll even be able to add a sticker to your local CCPL branch's Reader Wall of Fame! You'll receive a notification from READSquared when you have a prize waiting to be picked up.

·   Reach 1,000 Books and Keep on Reading: When you and your child reach 1,000 books, your child will receive a free book to keep for their home library, a certificate of completion and a place on our Readers Wall of Fame. Your child can also have their picture taken and featured on CCPL's social media as a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Super Reader! This is a great accomplishment, but don't stop! Keep reading with your child daily for even more benefits.

How can we read 1,000 Books?

It's easier than you think!


Put reading first! Spend 20 minutes a day reading to your child. Make it fun and exciting, and spend rewarding time together.

If you read just 1 book a day, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years, and 1,095 books in just three years!

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