A Literacy Program for Pre-readers
The Lincoln Township Public Library is excited to offer a fun, easy, and FREE program that promotes reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers. We encourage parents to bond with their children through reading.
Our goal is to help parents understand the importance of literacy even before children can read. Reading to young children gives them the confidence necessary to become strong readers in the future.
What is 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?
We have provided a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. Our program is designed to get your youngest children interested in reading. When you read just one book a day with a child every day for a year, that’s 365 books a year and 1,095 books by the time a child reaches their third birthday! By reading together it helps children garner critical literacy skills and is a wonderful opportunity for family members to connect and spend time with their children. With milestone achievement certificates and prizes, our program guides parents to accomplish their 1,000-book goal!
Register, Read, and Reach the Goal
Join our reading challenge by registering for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy program at the youth desk and then start tracking the books that you read together!
Any time your child reads a book – or you read a book to them – log it on the paper log. We encourage re-reading your child’s favorite book because each reading of the book counts. If you read “I Love Trucks!” four times, log that as four books. Every time you and your child finish reading 100 books together, fill in your reading log. Then, stop by the library to receive a prize!
Already registered? Download and print new log sheets here.