1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Stop by WPL circulation desk to get your little ones signed up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. For more information, call us at 402-375-3135, or email Youth Services Librarian Kim Warner at kwarner@cityofwayne.gov.

100 books before kindergarten

Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.

Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

To learn more about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program, click here.

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