1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books before Kindergarten is fun, easy and free!

Read a book – any book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your child starts Kindergarten. Supporting materials, fun books, incentives, tracking sheets, and more are available through the Library. Help your little one develop a love of reading and the early literacy skills needed for success.  

How to participate: 

  • Register now on READsquared or email 1000books@oshawalibrary.on.ca
  • Log each book that you and your child read together. Track your progress on READsquared or with tracking sheets.
  • For each 100 book milestone, you will receive either A READsquared digital badge or a milestone certificate. To receive it, email 1000books@oshawalibrary.on.ca or visit the Library.
  • When your child reaches 300, 500, and 700 books read, visit the Library for a special milestone gift.
  • When your child reaches 1000 books read, they earn a completion certificate and a prize!  

It’s so easy! 1000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in 1 year!

Related Links:

1000 Books Before Kindergarten FAQs
ReadSquared App Android
ReadSquared App iOS
Printable Tracking Sheets:  1002003004005006007008009001000!
Booklists: Getting Started: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reserve a 1000BBK Book Bundle
Questions? Email or call our friendly staff at 1000books@oshawalibrary.on.ca or (905) 579-6111 extension 5279. We are here to help!

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