1000 Books Before Kindergarten

What's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Reading to preschool aged children builds vocabulary and language skills, establishes a love of books, and creates fond memories of reading together.

Listening to books being read aloud helps children with skills they need to be be ready for kindergarten. Children learn patterns in language, rhyming words, and how stories flow. This program is self paced and easy for parents and children to participate in. By reading just one book a day to your child, you will be able to reach 1000 books before the age of three.  Modeling reading to your child will help them become lifelong readers.

Stop by the children's desk or apply for the 1,000 Books Challenge on the Beanstack app to learn more about this program and get on your way to raising a successful reader. Check out our wall of graduates in the children's area.

child reading with bookworm

Who is it for?

This program is for newborns and children not yet enrolled in Kindergarten and encourages children to hear oral text.

Reader Rewards

Besides developing a love of reading, participants will win rewards along the way! Receive prizes for badges earned. Graduates also get their picture posted on the wall of graduates at the library.

How do I sign up?

Create a profile for your child on the Beanstack app or at enid.beanstack.org. Then, register your child for the 1,000 Books Challenge to learn more about this program and get on your way to raising a successful reader. Download the Beanstack Tutorial flyer for step-by-step directions on creating an account using the Beanstack app.

Further Reading

Download the official 1000 Books flyer for more information about the benefits of this program!

Watch the video below for help getting started with the Beanstack app!