You Are Invited to The
1000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KBK)
Registration & Activity Afternoon
Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ames Room
What is It?
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide effort focused on early childhood literacy. The Mystic & Noank Library is thrilled to be starting our own 1KBK (as it's known!) program, thanks to a grant provided by the generous
This program is for children who are not yet readers themselves.
Research shows that parents and caregivers are the best teachers for pre-readers to develop a life-long love of reading and books. A child and caregiver spending time together reading is one of the most beneficial activities for the child's educational and social growth.
How Does it Work?
The program is available to all families with children
between the ages of birth to 5 years old. The goal is to read 1000 books together prior to the child's start of formal schooling/Kindergarten.
Sound impossible? It's not!
Three books a day for one year is over 1000 books!
Families commit to recording how many books they read together on a Reading Log (provided by the library). As the child reaches certain milestones (100 books, 200 books etc.), the child receives a small prize! We will also create a special bulletin board in the library to mark the progress of participants!
Reach 100o books and the child takes home a special book of their own to keep! In addition, a book will be dedicated in the child's name for the library's collection.
Where and How Do I Register?
How Much Does it Cost?
There is NO cost to families, thanks to the generous support of the
Groton Education Foundation!