Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power?   The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, develop a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge – all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.


Sally Ploof Hunter’s Memorial Library’s

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program


Any child ages birth to five years can participate.  Just follow these steps:

REGISTER: – Pick up program materials at the library, which includes a starter folder and FREE BOOK.

TRACK YOUR READING:  Fill in a circle or write down each book you read with your child on your reading record.

EVERY BOOK COUNTS:  Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count each time.  Need an idea?? Look here...

100-BOOK MILESTONES:  Each time you read 100 books, bring your reading record to the library to receive another FREE BOOK and your new reading record for your next 100 books.

1,000 BOOKS:  You did it! Come celebrate at the library, see your child’s name and picture placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame.  We have a list of our "Champions" that can be seen here...

KEEP ON READING:  Don’t stop at 1,000! Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead.