1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

 Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6. Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten.)

It’s easy to join the program. Stop by the Guest Services Desk to pick up a reading log or download them below. Need help with the program? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you recently completed the program, don’t forget to tag us on social media at @ipplinfo. You may be featured on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Download the book logs here. 1-100 | 101 - 200201 - 300 |  301 - 400 | 401 - 500 | 501 - 600 | 601 - 700 | 701 - 800 | 801 - 900 | 901 - 1000


Baby Book Bees

Sponsored by the Lawrence Family, Baby Book Bees encourages parents to start reading to their children from day one. Baby Book Bees is the first step in your child’s journey.
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