1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Sign up with Beanstack!

Register for the 1000 Books Reading Challenge on Monona Public Library’s Beanstack webpage or through the Beanstack Tracker App on your smartphone or tablet!

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1000 Books?!

That seems like way too many, right? Not at all. You got this. It doesn't matter if your child is three months, or three years old- there's no better time to start than now! Log each time you read a book to earn awesome badges. Even if you have read the same book 100 times, it still counts as another book read as you log your progress! 

Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, promotes bonding, and helps kids do well overall in school. Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest.

 Prizes for children include:
For every 100 Books you read, stop in for a treasure box prize and sticker!
 300 Books = 
Free book (Monona Library Foundation
 600 Books = 
Reading Buddy (Madison Knitters Guild)
 1000 Books = 
Special Completion Prize and Certificate


A partial Early Literacy Guide is available in Spanish. Video here.


To learn more, email youth@mononalibrary.org

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Spanish version video
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Created by Will Nimmow, Monona Community Media.  Speaker: Vanessa Wendt