February 28, 2024

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Leia Vesely, 2, who just completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Congratulations to Leia Vesely, 2, who just completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Newton Public Library. Leia said her favorite book was “The Story of Rock” by Nicola Edwards.

Leia received a Dr. Suess bag full of items to help her get ready for kindergarten and a book to keep. She 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 1,000 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 1,000 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: https://www.newtongov.org/892/1000-Books-Before-Kindergarten