December 07, 2023

1,000 books

Congratulations to Claire Skaggs, age 2, who completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program this week! She was already picking out some new books to take home!

Claire said her favorite book that she read was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

Claire received a Dr. Suess bag full of items to help her get ready for kindergarten, and a book to keep. Claire will have a great jumpstart for school, because studies show that being read to every day at home is the single biggest predictor of later success in school. Reading together every day is also a wonderful way to bond with your child. Reading 1,000 Books is not as hard as it might sound, if you read just one book per day to your child, it will take three years to hit the 1000 Books mark!

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an ongoing program at the Newton Public Library, and you can register your child as soon as they are born- it’s never too early to start sharing books with your child. When you register you will receive a canvas 1000 Books Bag which is great for hauling library books, and you will also receive a board book to keep. Stop by the library to register or register at this link: