Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your kid before he or she enters school. This goal, experts say, helps children learn to read for themselves.
One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books everyday. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation--a key to school and learning success. Plus. sharing stories together is fun!
This program has no end date except your child's going to school, so do not feel rushed--just enjoy the experience! Take every chance you have to read with your children, tell stories, say nursery rhymes, sing songs, and attend library programs. By reading just three stories a day you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year. You will also have shared many special moments along the way.
The Hartland Public Library staff is here to help you as you being the journey of reading together with your child.