May 18, 2022

1,000 Books

Congratulations to Barrett, left, and Eben (right) Van Dusseldorp who recently reached the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten milestone at the Newton Public Library. Eben and Barrett each received a Dr. Seuss bag full of items to help them get ready for kindergarten. The boost Eben and Barrett received from listening to 1,000 books before kindergarten is priceless. Studies show that being read to every day at home is the single biggest predictor of later success in school. Eben said his favorite book was “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!” and Barrett loved all of the dinosaur books.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Newton Public Library is simple to participate in. Stop by the library today to register your baby, toddler or preschooler for this ongoing program, or visit