Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” —Emilie Buchwald
The Library Can Help Your Child Succeed in School
How the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program Works
100 Books | 250 Books | 500 Books | 750 Books | 1,000 Books
The goal is for your child to read or be read 1,000 books before he or she enters kindergarten. Reading unique titles or a child’s favorite book multiple times all count toward the 1,000 goal—we know children like repetition. Hearing books at storytimes also counts to the 1,000 book goal.
The library has excellent early literacy resources for preschoolers including book suggestions and an early literacy newsletter.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten App
For more information please ask staff at your local library or call (703) 324-8319.
Fairfax County Public Library is grateful to the following organizations for their support of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program:
Fairfax Library Foundation provided funding for the program.
The following Friends Groups have sponsored one of our prizes, many thanks to all of them:
Thanks also to Scholastic Literacy Partnerships for its support of the program.