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Northeast Times | October 21, 2021

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Colleyville Library Launches New Program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Colleyville Library Launches New Program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Colleyville Library is now part of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a national program that encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before they begin kindergarten.
Sound daunting? Don’t worry. If a parent or caregiver were to read just one book a day with their child, they would have read 365 books in one year. In two years, that number would be 730, and 1,095 books read in three years. With the average child starting kindergarten at about age 5, there is more than plenty of time to reach the 1,000 books goal. And, it is never too late to begin! Have a four-year-old preschooler? Not a problem. If you read 10 books a week with your child that would be 520 books in one year. In two years, that’s 1,040!
The program is simple and easy to do. Parents can read any book to their child anytime, anywhere. You can even repeat books. Parents can record their reading on the logs provided or the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app. Any time a book is read with or to your child, it counts.
The Colleyville Library is launching the 1,000 book challenge this month on October 28 and is encouraging parents to sign up for the program. The program is free to the community and includes a Family Reading Starter Pack filled with ideas, book suggestions, reading logs, and prize levels.
For more information or to sign your child up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, contact the Library at 817.503.1150.