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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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This early literacy program offered by the Children’s Services Department promotes reading to newborns, infants and toddlers. Designed for children from birth to age 5, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten helps children develop the tools they need to become proficient readers and encourages parent/caregiver and child bonding through the activity of reading together. Click here to register for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The goal is to read 1,000 books with your child before the child reaches Kindergarten. Incentives for parents/caregivers and children will be provided along the way. To record your progress, click here to download a reading log. 

If you have any questions, please call the Children’s Room at 914-721-8227.

 Check out one little girl who became famous for reading 1,000 books before kindergarten!



“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ” – Dr. Seuss