1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an initiative to promote early childhood literacy and prepare children for Kindergarten and beyond. The Marshall-Lyon County Library partners with United Way of Southwest Minnesota to provide this program. Participating children receive milestone prizes, and those who complete the program are celebrated at our yearly 1000 Books graduation ceremony.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can sign up for this program?
How can I sign up my child?
Why is it important to read to very young children?
Can you really expect to read 1000 books to your child before kindergarten?
Do we have to read books from our Public Library?
I read the same story every night to my child. Can I count that book more than once?
I have more than one child I read to. Can I count the same title for each child?
Can I count books that are read at library Story Time?
What about the books that my preschooler hears at school from the preschool teachers?
My older children like to read to their younger siblings. Can I count those books?
How many times can my child participate in this program?
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