Whether presenting storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschool aged children, curating a comprehensive collection of books for checkout, or supplying area book nooks with free children’s materials, Youth Services librarians are dedicated to supporting the growth and early literacy development of children in our community.
Prescott Public Library is proud to announce a new program for families with young children: the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide effort to encourage parents and caregivers to share the joy of reading with young children, with a goal of each child hearing 1000 books read aloud before they enter kindergarten.
One thousand books may sound overwhelming but is actually quite achievable.
If a child hears just one bedtime story read aloud each night, that child will have read 1000 books in less than three years. Imagine the child also regularly attends one of the library’s weekly storytimes, where librarians read aloud two or more books and share songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. The child will reach the 1000 book milestone even sooner!
The 1000 Books challenge is not a race to the finish. Rather, it is a program designed to immerse children in books and positive reading experiences, which research shows helps them build language and literacy skills, develop a strong foundation for academic success, and inspires a lifelong love of reading.
For more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and other library programs and services for youth ages 0 to 18, contact Youth Services at 928.777.1537 or visit our website www.prescottlibrary.info and select the Kids & Teens tab.
Visit www.prescottlibrary.info or call 928.777.1500 for more information.
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