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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

About the Program

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is for adults and their children ages 0-5. Reading aloud helps children develop early literacy skills and a love for reading which helps prepare them for kindergarten. Help the child in your life learn reading skills, form good habits and routines, and create lasting memories.

1,000 books before Kindergarten is easier than it sounds. If you read one book per night for three years, you will have read 1,095 books. If you read three books a day, you will reach 1,000 books in less than a year.

Library logo with mountains, trees, and a book as a tent

Sign up today!

  • Stop by your local Tulare County Library Branch to sign up and get a paper reading log.

  • Sign up through Beanstack website and log the books read.

  • Visit the library after every 100 book milestone for a sticker and commemorate your progress.

  • Any book that is read to your child counts. That includes books in preschool, library story time, that favorite you read repeatedly, and from other family members or friends.

  • The books can be from home, the library, or any language. All books count!


  • Every 100 books = sticker

  • Special prizes at 100, 500, and 1000 books.

After every 100-books, there will be an opportunity to show your progress on a library display or have a picture taken and posted to the branch Facebook page. Ask your local branch for how they are commemorating the milestone.

*Prizes subject to change and availability 


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