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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read long before they enter school. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.

 

Why should your family participate in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Love of Reading

Reading with your child and making it a special time together shows them that reading is valuable and enjoyable. You can start to develop a love of reading in your child from a very young age!


Ready to Read

You are your child’s first teacher and your home is where your child begins to learn. When you talk, sing, read, write, and play you are helping your child get ready to read!


Appreciation for the Library

By coming to the library together you can show your child how the library works, help them gain an appreciation for the wide range of materials available and get recommendations for books that can broaden your child’s interests.

Child's Age when 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Starts Number of Books to Read Per Day to Complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Number of Books to Read Per Week to Complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
0 Years Old 1 4
1 Year Old 1 5
2 Years Old 1 7
3 Years Old 2 10
4 Years Old 3 20

 

How to Participate

Sign in or Register for an Account on Beanstack

By visiting our online logging software you can login with your account information from previous years. If you are new to our site, you can create a login!

Sign Up!

Register for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

After signing in and creating a Beanstack account, you will need to register for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. If you do not register, you cannot log reading, earn badges or prizes.

Register for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Log books read to earn badges and prizes.



Breakdown of Books Read and Prizes

Number of Books Read Digital Badge Sticker* Prize*
50
X
100
X
X
150
X
200
X
X
250
X
300
X
X
350
X
400
X
X
450
X
500
X
X
  • 500 Books Read Printable Certificate
  • 1 Reading Buddy (stuffed animal of child's choosing)
550
X
600
X
X
650
X
700
X
X
750
X
800
X
X
850
X
900
X
X
950
X
1,000
X
X
  • Printable Certificate of Completion
  • A 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Book Bag

*Stickers and Prizes can be redeemed at your nearest Metro Library

 

No Internet Access? No Problem

You can keep track of the books read through a paper log or remembering how many books you've read. Visit with a library staff member to help enter information into your child's log.

Locate the Nearest Library

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten FAQs

Any child, birth-5 years, who has not yet entered Kindergarten may participate in
the program.

Anytime! This is a year-round program.

Books from home, books from the library, books read during storytime, etc.  Audiobooks count too!

No - you start fresh when you start the program.

Your child will receive a special sticker for every 100 books they read. At 500
books, they will receive a stuffed reading buddy plush and a certificate. At 1000 books, they will receive a themed tote bag and a certificate.

 

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Passive Program (Choctaw)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Harrah Library
Library Branch: Harrah Library
Room: Passive Program (Harrah)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Passive Program (Jones)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Luther Library
Library Branch: Luther Library
Room: Passive Program (Luther)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Nicoma Park Library
Library Branch: Nicoma Park Library
Room: Passive Program (Nicoma Park)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Black art history: Artist Spotlight

All Day 2/26 - 3/3
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
This take-home kit highlights a Black artist, their life, and work, and kids can practice a sample of the artist's work. Our kit will include step-by-step instructions, as well as some (not all) of the materials you'll need. This kit is gre...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.

123! Play with Me!

9:00am - 10:00am
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Children's Area (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Continuing Education
Event Description:
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A differe...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.

Wiggly Wednesdays

9:00am - 10:00am
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us as we read stories, sing songs, play, and move and groove. Littles will naturally gain pre literacy skills as they have fun. Caretakers will have the opportunity to connect with other adults. And magical experiences will be had by all. This p...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program.