Children's Programming

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program that encourages families and
caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

Families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen language skills
and build vocabulary–two important tools when children begin learning to read in

We want to support you in building a strong foundation for reading and school readiness. We’ll provide you with resources, encouragement, parent education workshops, fun events for your family, and celebrations at each milestone along the

Here’s how to participate:
1. Register in Youth Services and take home a reading log, or sign-up online.
2. Download the Beanstack Tracker App for easy tracking on your mobile device. 
3. Every time you read a book with your child, mark a circle on the reading log or
add it in Beanstack.
4. Visit Youth Services at the Eldredge Public Library each time you read 100 books
and receive a new book to build your library at home.
5. When you complete 1000 books, we’ll celebrate with you and you’ll earn a
special reward!

If you have any questions or are ready to sign-up, visit Youth Services or give us a call
at 508-945-5170.