Leanna Hicks Public Library of Inkster

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.

Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started today).

How to Participate

Register for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten XXXXXXXX

Read books! Track your books in XXXXXXXas you go. You can use the web version of the site or try the Beanstack Tracker app. Be sure to count each time you read the same book and even log books your child enjoys in storytime! Need book recommendations? LHPL librarians are happy to help!

Each time you reach a 1000 book milestone you earn a special sticker and sometimes you earn a small prize! Contact the Youth Services Librarian to find out how to pick-up your items!

When you reach 1000 books your child will earn a certificate and a small bundle of school supplies to get them started on their first day of Kindergarten!