Visit any WPL location to pick up your very own 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log. That's it! No registration is required.
Simply bring your log back to any WPL location to show us your amazing progress. We will provide you with a new log to track your next 100 books and a very special certificate to celebrate your reading milestone.
Reading shouldn't feel like work and 1000 books can seem like a lot. By breaking the program down into increments of 100 books, we can celebrate reading milestones with you and your child and help make the process feel fun and easy.
When you reach 50 books it's time for your child to scratch the sticker. Every sticker is a WINNER! Simply bring the reading log to any WPL location to receive a fun little prize.
Mark a circle on your reading log every time you read a book together. The log has been designed so that your child can be involved in the tracking process by stickering, dabbing, painting or otherwise marking the circles (1-100). Spend time celebrating your reading as you do this! If you read the same book three times in a row, colour three circles. You can also mark a circle for every book that is read in a storytime you attend, an online story you read or when you hear someone tell you a story (there are so many ways to enjoy reading).
No! This is a self-paced program that can take as long as you need it to. It's all about the journey and celebrating the milestones along the way.
No! You and your child will choose the books you want to read…any book in any language counts. If you are looking for suggestions, ask staff for recommendations next time you’re at the library. We’d be happy to help you.