1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


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Did you know that children who are not exposed to books in the first five years of their lives are already behind as soon as they enter kindergarten? Reading is fundamental to a child’s achievement. Reading books to young kids develops the language and concept skills needed for educational success.

Congrats to the kids (parents) who have finished the program. Read some of their stories below: 





"We think it's a great way to spend time with your child, and we saw how it developed her vocabulary immensely! We really believe that reading with her is so beneficial to her being successful now and when she goes to school. We think it's a wonderful program and thank you so much for doing it!" – Angela Gray (mother of Gianna Gray)

Elena & Sophia

"When Dolores first told me about the program I was thrilled to take part in such a cool and inspiring program for young readers. Reading is a daily part of my girls lives. Books are sometimes read throughout the day, but no matter what the girls have a storytime at night.

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“The thousand books before kindergarten program helped to instill a love of books within my daughter. The program inspired us to develop a nightly ritual of reading and fostered a passion of learning." – Jennifer Hoff


“I was thrilled to sign my daughter up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It seemed like such a great opportunity to quantify just how many stories we were reading on a daily basis while also continuing to foster her love of books. She could not wait to go to the library on the weeks where she reached a milestone in her trek toward 1,000.

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