Help your child become a lifelong reader and be ready for kindergarten by participating in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program at the Barberton Public Library.
The goal is to have read 1,000 books to your child (yes you can repeat books) before he or she starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it.
If you read just one book each night, you will have read 365 books in one year. In two years, you will have read 730 books. In three years, you will have read 1,095!
1. Sign up for the program by calling the Children’s Department at 330-745-1194 ext. 1423 or email email@example.com. When you sign up you will receive a folder to keep track of your reading, a numbered reading sheet, and a Friends of the Barberton Public Library book bag. You can use our curbside service to pick-up your folder and bag or you can print out your reading sheets below. If you are unable to print the sheets, please feel free to keep track of your child's reading on a piece of paper.
2. Read together with your child.
3. Write the titles on your numbered reading sheet. Numbered reading sheets are available to print below or keep track on a piece of paper. If you read a book more than once, you can record it each time. Books read at storytime, at daycare or by others to your child also count!
4. When you finish 100 books, bring your sheet to the Library and:
- Receive a sticker for your completed page
- Place a sticker on the appropriate colored bird
- Collect your next numbered reading sheet
5. Repeat steps 2-4 and receive a different sticker and numbered reading sheet at each level.
6. We have special awards along the way for your child.
- Sign-up: Reading Folder and Friends of the Library Reading Bag
- 300 books: Three Little Pigs Flannel Board Characters
- 500 books: Plush Animal Finger Puppet
- 800 books: Plush Animal Finger Puppet
- 1000 books: Book and Certificate
This program is made possible by the Friends of the Barberton Public Library.
|100 Books Reading Log||407.25 KB|
|200 Books Reading Log||390.08 KB|
|300 Books Reading Log||382.98 KB|
|400 Books Reading Log||423.94 KB|
|500 Books Reading Log||374.84 KB|
|600 Books Reading Log||493.72 KB|
|700 Books Reading Log||417.15 KB|
|800 Books Reading Log||457.75 KB|
|900 Books Reading Log||530.31 KB|
|1000 Books Reading Log||428.31 KB|
|I Read 1000 Books Certificate!||1.06 MB|