This program is designed for kids age 0 to 10 to encourage life-long reading habits. Once you've earned enough points you'll receive a completion certificate you can print and share!
This program is designed for kids age 5 to 12 to encourage life-long reading habits. Once you've earned enough points you'll receive a completion certificate you can print and share!
This program is designed for students who have completed 6th grade to encourage life-long reading habits. Each book read earns you a point/ticket to be entered into drawings for various prizes at the end of the program.
Join the Custer County Library’s 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM!
Did you know that reading to your child is one of themost powerful ways to boost his or her brainpower? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing bookshelps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the soundsletters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building backgroundknowledge—all important skills that help prepare your child for learning toread and entering kindergarten.
Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun,exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years canparticipate. Just follow these steps:
1. Register: Sign up at the Custer or Hermosa Library andpick up program materials, including a reading log, a bookmark, and a book bagto carry home library books.
2. Track Your Reading: Write down eachbook you read with your child on your reading record.
3. Every Book Counts: Even if your childwants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hearsin story-time, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, aslong as your child listens to the entire book.
4. 100-Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, bring yourreading record to the library to receive a special reward. Take home a new reading record for your next100 books.
5. 1,000 Books: You did it! Come celebrate at the library, see yourchild’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame, have him/her featured inthe Chronicle, and receive a Books-a-Million gift card.
6. Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at1,000! Keep on reading together; there’smore learning ahead!
Singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, andplaying with your child are all great ways to build their literacy skills. Visit our library often for free programs thatare fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to sharewith your child.
One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if youread just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you couldreach your goal in just one year! Ask our friendly staff for suggestions—we’rehere to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!
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