1000 Books before Kindergarten

The Yale Public Library is excited to present 1,000 Books before Kindergarten. This has been made possible by a generous grant from our local Cushing Walmart and the Walmart Giving Grant program.

1000 books before kindergarten, website
The name and logo are used with permission from the 1000 Books Foundation.

1,000 Books before Kindergarten is as simple as it sounds.

Make a goal to read 1,000 books to your child before Kindergarten. The program is a fun, free way to start your child on the path to a lifelong love of reading as well as help develop language skills and imagination. 1,000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read one book each night, you’ll reach your goal in less than 3 years.

How to Get Started

Stop by the library to register and pick up a book bag, book and reading log to start your first 100 books with your child. Every book counts!

Track Your Reading

You can track reading and record your library of books with an app.

Get the tracking app for Apple

Get the tracking app for Android

Learning Apps

Kids can learn the alphabet and how to write their letters.

Get the learning app for Apple

Get the learning app for Android