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Click here to sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at the Verona Public Library!

What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: Kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read long before they enter school. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. 

Getting started...

  1. Come into the library or sign up yourself using ReadSquared. If you’d like to track with a paper log, please pick one up at the library.
  2. Every time you read 100 books, you will earn a digital badge in ReadSquared. If you’re tracking on paper, bring your log to the library to get a sticker!
  3. Send a photo of your child to if you’d like your child to be a part of the 1000 Books display in the Children’s Room.
  4. Keep reading!

It’s okay if you read the same book 100 times! Rereading old favorites helps brains grow. Reading a book your child already knows strengthens connections in the brain, ensuring those connections stay put as your child continues to learn new things.

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