1000 Books Before Kindergarten
WHAT IS 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN?
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun and FREE reading program at Menomonie Public Library for young children who have not yet entered kindergarten.
The goal is to read 1000 books with your child before they enter kindergarten.
You can do it and we will partner with you!
Reading builds a healthy brain
1000 books=300 million words heard
Time shared with your child
You are your child’s first teacher.
Who can participate?
Any child from
birth to kindergarten
We will partner with you!
Access to books & other materials
Free book & sticker for every 100 books
There are many ways to get to
Come to Library Storytime
Books read to your child at storytime count towards the 1000 books. Check our calendar for a time to come and read, sing, learn and play with us! Ms. Debbie will be happy to see you!
Enjoy Our StoryWalk®
Our StoryWalk® at Lakeside Park (near the library) is a great way to move and read. Read a page and then walk (or hop!) to the next page. Stories change so the fun never ends!
All Books Count
Does your child have somebody else that reads to them? All books read to your child count…whether it’s read by a daycare teacher, sister, grandpa, aunt, brother, dog:) or friend. Every book counts, so get together and read!
How many books is that?
READY TO GET STARTED?
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Let’s get reading!
Fill out the library registration form.
Choose how you want to track your books:
1. ON PAPER-Come to the library and pick up your 1000 Books folder.
2. ON THE APP: Download the Beanstack app or click the QR code and log in with your library card.
After every 100 books, bring your completed form or your Beanstack app to the library so we can celebrate with you and give you your sticker and free book!
How to Choose Books
Here’s a list of just right books for infants-preschoolers.
Tips for Success
- Read at least one book per day
- Re-read each child’s favorites stories (repeated readings count toward the total!)
- More TIPS for reading to children
- Check out the 1000 Books program for fun reading ideas
- Share reading milestones with family and friends
- Share your reading experiences with us at the library!
Who can participate?
Any age child who has not entered kindergarten may participate.
Can we count books from before we started the program?
Any books read AFTER you register for the program count towards your child’s 1,000 books.
What books count?
ALL of them! Books read to your child by a parent, teacher, sister, uncle, dog:), grandpa, and even audiobooks after they’ve registered count toward the 1000 books goal.
What if we read a book more than once?
That’s wonderful! Repetition is great for learning! You can count it as many times as you read it. (Even if that means 50 times!)
Can we print our own reading log pages?
You sure can!
Does my child earn prizes?
They do! They will receive a library book bag when they start the program. Then, for every 100 books read, bring the form or the app to the library so we can celebrate with your child and give them a special sticker and a book (for a total of 10 books).
After they get to 1000, they will get their picture taken and put on display in the library and on Facebook (if desired).
Questions? Call 715-232-2164 or drop us a line.
Reading aloud to a child is the single
most important activity for building the knowledge
required for eventual success in reading.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Road
Menomonie, WI 54751
Information Desk: Extension 210
Circulation Desk: Extension 212