1000 Books Before Kindergarten

What is it?

The 1000 Books before Kindergarten program is a nationwide initiative that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children by challenging them to read 1,000 books before entering kindergarten.

Why should my child participate?

By reading just one book a night, participants can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and build essential early literacy skills that will prepare them for reading and entering kindergarten. In addition, reading aloud to a child jumpstarts their imagination and encourages a special bonding experience between a child and caregiver.

Participants will earn sticker incentives as they progress through the program as well as a book browser bag once they reach the 100-book milestone and a free book upon completion of the program.

How do I keep track of my child's progress?

Visit piscataway.readsquared.com to register and keep track of your child's progress online, OR visit us at Kennedy & Westergard Library to pick up a paper log when we re-open to the public. You can also print reading logs from home.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

If you are interested in learning more about the nationwide 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, visit 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.