1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents and Caregivers, as you share read-alouds with the children in your lives, here's a way to add another layer of fun to your reading! 

Usually recommended for children ages birth through four years old, we have broadened the invitation to ALL early readers. It is not necessary to register before you begin; just start logging the reading you are doing together already. Use the attached log sheet. 

Enjoy your family reading now, we'll have your tote bags, achievement badges, and free books waiting for when we see you again in the library.  

The research is in. Reading to babies and young children builds vocabulary and provides them with the skills they’ll need to learn to read.

Get started on the reading journey with your child by becoming part of Lake Oswego Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It’s easy and so doable! We’ll provide the support along the way with gifts, including a book tote, log sheets, early literacy information, prizes, and tips for reaching the 1000 book goal.

What Your Child Receives

●Book Bag upon registration and five earned patches to decorate the bag - one each for reaching 100, 300, 500, 700, and 1000 books.

●A gift book of either classic Mother Goose rhymes or children's poetry when your child logs 500 books.

●A gift book choice from a wide selection of titles when your child logs 1000 books.

●A personalized completion certificate signed by your youth librarian.

●A bookplate to honor their achievement will be placed in a library book of your child's choosing.


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