1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Who is eligible to enroll?
All children, living in Coffey County, who have not yet entered kindergarten are eligible. This usually means ages birth thru 5.

Why Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?
Children get ready to read long before they begin school. Their early experiences with books and language lay the foundation for future reading success. Experts identify six important pre-reading skills necessary to best prepare a child for reading development prior to age six. When parents read to their child they are helping them to learn these skills and are encouraging them to be an avid reader.

What books count?
All books your child has read or listened to may be logged, whether from the library or home. Books may be logged if they were read by parents, librarians, daycare providers, and older siblings. The same book may be logged as many times as you read it.

How long does it take to read 1,000 books?
1 book per day for 3 years = 1,000 books
10 books per week for 2 years = 1,040 books
3 books per day for 1 year = 1,095 books

100 Books – Hot Air Balloon for the Wall
250 Books – Personalized Bookmark
500 Books – Certificate & Sonic ice cream coupon
750 Books – Large candy bar
1,000 Books – T-Shirt, Photo/Name in Hall of Fame, & Award Ceremony



  1. Hello! My name is Hannah Peters. I would like to sign my daughter, Veronica up for the 1,000 books before kindergarten. She is almost 18mo old and loves reading before bed.

  2. Interested in signing my 2.5 year old boy up for the 1,000 books before kindergarten

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