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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

How It Works:

Children who have not yet started Kindergarten are eligible to participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

  1. Sign up today!
    On this form or at the library

2. Enter your books online

or use the paper logs you can pick up at the library to track your child’s progress

3. After each 100 book milestone, visit the library to receive your reward.

4. When your child reaches 1,000 books read, stop into the library and get a diploma and a reward. Your child may also pose for a picture with the 1,000 books milestone sign.


Frequently asked questions:

How can we possibly read 1,000 books by kindergarten?

It’s easy!

1 book per day for 3 years = 1,095

10 books per week for 2 years = 1,040

3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095


Do we have to read books only from the library?

Nope, any age-appropriate books count! No matter where you get them or how many time you read them – they all count!


I have more than one child that I read to. Can I count the same title for each child?

Of course you can!

BookConnections and TeachingBooks Resources

All Missouri public libraries and schools have two new digital literacy resources for all of our children and families. The Missouri State Library just licensed unlimited, statewide access to both Book Connections and TeachingBooks to enrich connections to children’s and young adult books for all readers (Including Hispanic readers).


DiverseBooks Toolkit

Teen Book Collection

Children’s Book Collection

Books and Reading Engagement Kit – Home Edition

Hispanic BookConnection