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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1000-book goal in three years and provide their children with essential early literacy skills.

How to get started
To register in the program, visit your nearest NOLS branch library anytime throughout the year and pick up a helpful reading log to track your progress. Participation is free. To cheer you along, NOLS will give away a small prize for every 100 books you and your child read. Earn a Library tote bag when you’ve read 500 books, and a celebratory book at 1,000!

For more information, send an email to or contact your friendly library staff.

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is made possible through generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of the Clallam Bay Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.

Family Storytimes
Forks Branch Library

Two kids with paperbag hats.

Fridays, 10:30am
September 9, 2016 through May 26, 2017

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, and fun craft activities at the Forks Branch Library!
For children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers.

Please note there will be no storytime programs on the following dates: April 28, November 11, November 25, December 23, and December 30.

Neah Bay Family Storytime
Makah Tribal Head Start

Two pretty little girls.

Last Tuesdays,  5pm
October 25, 2016 — May 31, 2017
Please note there will be no storytime program on December 27
For children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers

Family storytimes with the Library feature fun fingerplays, crafts, dancing, singing, and more!

This event will take place at the Makah Tribal Head Start, located at 80 Ba’adah Village Loop Road in Neah Bay.

Library storytimes offer support to parents and caregivers by providing tips for effective ways to read, talk, sing, and play with the children in their lives.