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Why read 1000 books?

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is based on a simple but powerful fact: children who are read to at home early and frequently are better prepared for school and continue to do well throughout their academic career. Get started today with your library's 1,000 Books program! Every book you read (yes, repeats count!) gets your child one step closer to school success. 

Join the

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Beanstack Challenge between May 1 and June 15 and you'll be entered to win 1 of 25 family book bundles!

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Your library wants to help! 

Taking the first step on your child's reading journey is simple! We recommend using Beanstack, our online reading tracker, to keep track of your progress.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 to get started:



Head to or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your device

Learn more about Beanstack



Create an account. All readers in a family can be setup under one account. 


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Join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge and start tracking!

Tip: If you’re using the app, you can scan the barcode on the back of any book for quicker logging, no typing needed!


We also have paper reading logs available in the library to track your progress if you prefer.

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Let’s go!

Any child who hasn’t started kindergarten is ready to participate! Grab your library card, grab some books, and get started today!

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