1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We are happy to announce a new program to the Stanton County Public Library. “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” is a completely free program that boosts you to read 1000 books to your child before he or she begins kindergarten.


How To Participate:

  • Reading to your child has shown that it opens a great opportunity for bonding. Both you and your child will have fun and will make new memories.
  • Track the titles of the books you read with your child. (You can repeat the books you already read to reach the 1000 goal). If your child has someone else reading to him or her the book that was read still counts. It could be a teacher or an older sibling, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be the parent reading to the child.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Who can participate in this program? Any child who has not yet entered kindergarten can participate.
  • How Long will the program take? This program is self-paced and depends on how often you read together. Usually, it will take anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years.
  • How many of my children can participate? However many (who have not started kindergarten) may participate in this fun program.
  • My child has read 1000 books, then what? Here at the Stanton County Public Library, your child will receive a t-shirt and a certificate of completion. Then we will take a picture of your child, the t-shirt, the certificate and send it to the Johnson Pioneer Newspaper.