1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The goal of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is for parents/guardians to read 1,000 books to their children before they enter kindergarten. Reading to young children is vital to developing literacy skills.

We encourage you to explore the green Literacy Plan tab above for early reading tips and online reading tools for children and parents.

Download a registration form or pick one up at the Children’s Desk in the Leavenworth Public Library.

  1. The first 50 children who read or hear 100 books will receive a free 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten t-shirt.
  2. Children will receive a free book for every 100 books they hear or read.
  3. Children who complete 200 books in a year will be invited to a special event at the Library.

Get started with reading suggestions from the NEXT catalog:
Picture Books organized by date added to collection, newest first
Open the Door to Literacy board books
Read to Me books discussing the importance of reading and how to read to kids, plus more books for parents to read to their children