1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Do you know that one of the very best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books? Reading to and with your child helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide solid foundations that are key to school success. For that reason, the Bristol Public Library is beginning a new free program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Please visit us in the children’s department to register your infant, toddler, or preschooler (up to 5 years and not-yet-enrolled in kindergarten) and receive a book bag and logs to help you keep track of your reading. Once you’re signed up, check in with us to receive special rewards for every one hundred books read. Upon completion of reading 1,000 books, your child will receive a special book, a reading diploma, a picture on the “Reader’s Hall of Fame”, a special letter to the principal of his/her new school, and more. This is a great way for your child to begin his/her academic career as a star reader!

This program is possible thanks to the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, who have lovingly sponsored us in our new endeavor.