News Review
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Posted Date: 9/5/2017
Did you know that the more often you read books to young children, the more prepared they are to read on their own once they go to school? The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Longview Public Library encourages you to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or preschooler before their first day of kindergarten. Sign up is easy and can be done anytime online using the Beanstack link at You can also register in person at the Library when the program starts Wednesday, September 20.

1000 books? That’s too much! We hear you! You can do it! Start with one book. Favorite books can be repeated and enjoyed again. All books count! Books read to your child by other family members and friends, at daycare or playtime, and at library storytime all count.

To help keep up the momentum and stay motivated along the way, Longview Library will provide tips, targeted book recommendations, fun incentives, plus a free book and book bag, stickers, recognition on the Reading Tree, and after you reach 1000 books, a backpack with supplies for your little one’s first day of school.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is free and open to families with children birth to five years old. This program is funded by the Longview Library Foundation. Call 360.442.5324 for more information.