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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The program is based upon solid evidence from research findings that the more children ages 0-5 hear books read to them, the 100 books logo1more prepared he or she will be to learn to read upon reaching kindergarten.
 
Along the way, we hope you'll make some wonderful memories and of course, have lots of FUN!

What to do:

Enroll your child at the Wimberley Village Library and receive your free Book Bag and 1000 Books journal. Fill the bag up with lots of great books to check out and read, read, read!
 
Once you've filled out your log, bring it to the Circulation Desk. We will punch your progress card and give you another log to fill out. Each log represents 100 books read. There will be a total of a total of to fill out.
 
Your child will receive a small gift after each 100 books read, a book of their own after 500 books read and a special t-shirt at the completion of 1000 books read.
 
Along the way, we will have several special events for participating families.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can sign up for this program?
Any child from birth until kindergarten.
 
Why is it important to read to very young children?
Developing literacy skills begins at birth and continues throughout the toddler and pre-school years. The best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them.
 
If we read a book more than once can I count it each time?
Absolutely! Children love to hear their favorite stories again and again and benefit from hearing a book read whether it is something new or an old favorite.
 
Can I count the books read to my child in Storytime?
Yes, just ask for the titles. You can also count books read at preschool or daycare.
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