Scoville Memorial Library
Celebrating our 200th Anniversary as America's first publicly funded library
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Storytime and Party

Join us at the Scoville Memorial Library to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day! We will have a special storytime to honor those that have read 1000 books before Kindergarten, encourage those who are on their way to that goal, and inspire others to sign up for this special program funded by the Friends of the Scoville Memorial Library. We'll read some stories, play some games, and sing some songs and since it's a party we'll finish our celebration with cake & balloons.

The Scoville Memorial Library proudly offers "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" in collaboration with Housatonic Youth Services Bureau and generously sponsored by Ilene Tenenbaum's Birthday Fund. Our purpose is to encourage families to read aloud to their children, especially those that have not yet entered Kindergarten. According to research, "The single most important activity caregivers and teachers can do to help children become successful readers is to read aloud to them every day."

Register at the library to receive your first reading log. After you have read and recorded 100 books you will receive a book bag imprinted with the logo of the program, your next reading log, and a butterfly to put on our bulletin board. Receive a prize after each 100 books.

book Who can participate? Children birth through age 5
book Why should we participate in this program? Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their readiness when they start school.
book Why should we participate in this program? Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their readiness when they start school.
book How long do I have to complete the program? You need to finish reading 1,000 books before your child starts Kindergarten.
book Can more than one child enter from one family? Yes.
book Do I have to read certain books? No, you can read any books you would like.
book Do I need to show my reading list to a librarian before moving on to the next 100 titles? Yes, bring your list to the library after each 100 titles so we can give you your next log
book Is it possible to read 1000 books before entering Kindergarten? Yes, if you read only one bedtime story every night for three years you will have read 1095! If you read 10 books each week for two years, you will have read 1040. You can even begin when your child is an infant and read thousands of books before they enter school.
We will have a party in August for children who have completed the program during the year.



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