1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Atlantic County Library System is excited to promote the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. The goal of this program is to promote literacy and instill a life-long love of reading in your child. The concept is simple: read 1,000 books (any books) to your infant, toddler, or preschooler before she/he starts kindergarten.
HOW IT WORKS
- Start: Register your child, ages 0-5, at any Atlantic County Library System branch of your choice through the READSquared website or mobile app for iOS and Android devices (not available for Kindle devices).
- Read: Any book -- new books or repeat books. If you read just 1 book a night to your child, they will benefit from approximately 365 books in one year, 730 books in two years, and 1,095 books in three years.
- Track: Each time you read a book with your child, record it on the READsquared website or mobile app. All books count, even ACLS storytime and TumbleBook Library titles.
- Celebrate: Mark each milestone by collecting digital badges. Upon completion, display your child's accomplishment with a printable certificate.
Keep reading and continue to use the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App to track titles. You may also switch over and register your young readers with the READsquared website or mobile app to track and print milestone certificates.
For more information about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge and reading suggestions, talk to any Atlantic County Library System staff member.
"Listen to one dog's colorful account of finding a home, love, and friendship. Miss Alexa, Ventnor Branch Librarian, reads "Picture Book by Dog" by Michael Relth. (Updated April 1, 2021).