1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


At the Nashua Public Library we are starting a program for the younger children. It is called the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! This is a program that is widely known all over the United States. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. Studies show that children should hear at least 1,000 books from birth to age 5 to build the pre-reading skills they need to succeed in school. Plus, sharing stories together is lots of fun! Here is how the program works at the Nashua Public Library: 1. Check out books at the Nashua Public Library. 2. Read these books to your child. 3. Have your child color the circles on the bookworm-reading log for each book you read. Parents or older siblings need to then write the title of each book on the favorite books list. 4. Once your child has reached 200 titles, stop into the Nashua Public Library and your child will receive a book bag. 5. Each time your child reaches 200 titles, stop into the Nashua Public Library and your child will receive a free book to keep. 6. After your child has read 1,000 books, bring your child and their reading log into the library and they will get a diploma and another incentive. The only deadline for this program is when your child starts kindergarten, so take your time and enjoy the experience. Let the Nashua Public Library help you get a jump-start on your child’s success in school. Stop in often to check out books, attend free programs and get great reading suggestions! Stop into the Nashua Public Library soon to get your packet to start reading 1,000 books before kindergarten! Happy reading!