1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
(for ages 0 - 5 years)
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To register click on the Sign Me Up button.If you have already registered for the 1,000 Books Program, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.^^
Important Information
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
It’s a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. But the simplicity underlies great importance. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read. It can:
  • Stimulate language and cognitive skills
  • Build vocabulary
  • Encourage positive feelings about books and reading later in life
  • Help children cope during stressful times

This is Bedford Public Library’s newest early childhood literacy program. It is designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. Myriad research projects have proven over and over that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.

Stop by the Children’s Information Desk and we will help you and your child start the journey to
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

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Prizes

  • Just for registering, your child will receive a refrigerator magnet to begin his/her journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
  • For every 100 books read, your child will receive a pencil.
  • At 500 books, your child will receive a book bag.
  • At 1,000 books, your child will receive a coupon for an "I Read... 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" T-shirt from Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Colleyville and a readers certificate suitable for framing.