The Crown Point Community Library announces the launch of a fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years – 1,000 Books before Kindergarten! The program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as to inspire parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. The 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just one book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 book sin three years. IF you consider that most children start kindergarten at around five years of age, you have more time than you think.
Families can sign up beginning September 1 at the Crown Point and Winfield Branch libraries. Each child will receive a reading log to record the books they read, and a free book, compliments of the Friends of the Crown Point Library. Each time a goal of recording 100 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their log to the library to receive the next reading log and receive a special reward!
The goal of this project is to help kids enter school ready to learn. Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school. It also provides an opportunity to increase their exposure to a wide variety of books, and to promote use of the library – a gold mine of free material available to all community members. In addition, the bond shared between caregiver and child when reading helps to promote a lifelong love of reading.
For more information please contact the Children’s Library at (219) 306-8068.