1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Are you up for a challenge?  Boy, do we have one for you!  The Weymouth Public Libraries would like to see every child entering Kindergarten do so with 1000 books under their belt.  Children who are read to on a regular basis increase their vocabularies and comprehension of the world.  They are in a better position to make connections with new information presented to them.  In short, they are ready to learn.  Reading with your child is the easiest way to activate your child's brain.  Not only that, but it's a great way to share some special one-on-one time with your favorite little person.  Are you ready to join the challenge?  Let us know by signing up.                                                                                                                      

 Each child participating must register.


Once you have signed up, there are several ways to record your titles.  You are welcome to keep track of them in the way that works best for your family.  Here are some options:

1. Download the 1000B4K app to your smartphone and keep track of your titles.  This is the easiest way to keep track of the books.  No reading logs to lose!



2. Keep your own notebook.  This is a great low-tech way to keep all of your titles in one place.

3. Pick up a copy of the logs in the Children's Room.


4. Create your own spreadsheet on your desktop computer.


5. Download and print the reading logs (50 titles per page).


Log 1-50Log 251-300Log 501-550Log 751-800
Log  51-100Log 301-350Log 551-600Log 801-850
Log 101-150Log 351-400Log 601-650Log 851-900
Log 151-200Log 401-450Log 651-700Log 901-950
Log 201-250Log 451-500   Log 701-750Log 951-1000

Each child who registers will receive a star with their name on it to bring home. If you register at home, let us know at your next visit. Report the following levels of achievement to us, so we can note it on our digital "Super Stars of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten" site for everyone to see.


Check out who has reached each milestone

250 Books Read 500 Books Read 750 Books Read 1000 Books Read  

1000 + Books Read