The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Read 1,000 books with the children in your life before they begin kindergarten and instill key language and vocabulary skills. All children up to age 5 are encouraged to participate.
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!
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.