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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Brooke County Library and Follansbee Branch. The 1,000 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 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children with essential early literacy skills.

Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years.

To begin you must register. Registration is open. For more information, call the library at 304-737-1551 or stop by.

Registration is open via our ReadSquared platform with the ability to download a free app to do all your recording via your smart device or computer. 


Not able to use our platform? Please contact Kim Harless, Programs Director, and gain a paper packet today!

This program is free of charge.

Keep track of the books using your mobile device! 

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Information & Resources

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Don't forget to stop in and get your photo taken for our wall each time you complete a level of books!

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