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.
Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.
Download a registration form or pick one up at the Circulation Desk in the Cimarron City Library.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
1. Register and/or drop off registration form at the Cimarron City Library.
2. Participants will receive a 100 Reading Log Bookmark. Fill in a square for every book you experience.
3. After reading 100 books, bring your bookmark to the Library. Upon completion of every 100 books, you will receive a new reading log bookmark.
4. After completing 1000 books, your child will receive a certificate and small prize.
If you read three books a day to your child, in just one year you’ll have read 1,095 books!
And you have several years to complete the program.
Help! I don’t know which books to read!
Any of the librarians will gladly help you pick some books.
What if my child wants to read the same book over and over?
Repetition is key to learning. Each time you read a book, it counts. If you read the same book five times, fill in five squares.
Do I have to read books from the Library.
You don’t have to, but we would love for you to check out from our collection.
Can I log the books my child experiences in library programming?
YES! Any and every book your child experiences at library programming counts!