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What is 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 read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) to your child before they start kindergarten.

Does that sound hard?
Not really if you think about it. If you read just ONE book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 in just three years!

For each 100 books read, visit the library to get a prize. When you’ve completed the full 1,000 books you will receive a Canastota Public Library canvas bag.

Visit the library to fill out the brief enrollment form to get started! You’ll also receive a packet with information on downloading the app to conveniently track the books read, activities to help your child learn their colors, letters, and numbers, and a suggested book list.

Visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten website for more information.

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