1000 Books Club! - You can register at any time all year long
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
JOIN THE 1000 BOOK CLUB! The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently. Reading to children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. Reading with children will also help to instill in them self-awareness, confidence and an understanding of their place in the world. The program is sponsored by the Chesley Memorial Library with help from Northwood School teachers.
HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS? It’s easy! One book a day for three years=1000; three books a day for one year=1000; ten books a week for two years=1000.
WHAT COUNTS? Everything! Every book you read counts every time you read it! Books your child hears in Storytime count. Books that others read to your child count. It all counts!
WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? Sign up at the Chesley Memorial Library. We will give you sheets to help you keep count of the books you read. You will receive a book bag when you sign up and will continue to earn incentives as you read your way to 1000 books.
WHEN: Today! Register anytime when your child is between birth and five years old.
IMPORTANT: Please update your progress at the circulation desk every time you read 100 books! We keep track in a log at the library and update our milestone wall display in the youth area. 1000 book readers will be recognized with their name on the library’s sign and will be invited to attend a special ceremony at the Northwood School next August with recognition from the library staff and trustees, Northwood school teachers and personnel, and Northwood School Board.
Our “1000 Book Readers”
Liam Cooper was our first “1000 Book Reader” but not the last! Miles and Mabel Winslow, Evelyn Seavey, and Norah Seavey, Abigail Costanzo are all “1000 Book Readers” and we hope to add more names soon. Congratulations to all of them! We recognize the readers on the sign outside the library when they reach their goal and post their names on the “1000 Books” wall display in the library’s youth room. We are looking forward to more names joining them soon!
Congratulations to the following participants entering kindergarten: Peter Faris, Norah Naleid, and Marlena Thorn. We are very proud of our young readers!
Please come in and let us know when your young reader hits a new 100, 200, 300 or more milestone.
Great news two more readers hit the 1000 level: Jake and Ruth Lakeman.
Another 1000 Book Reader has hit the 1000 Book Goal: Kirie Morrill