Families are invited to join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Newtown Library Company. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in just three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
This program is funded through a grant from the Bucks County Foundation. The public is welcome to participate in all Youth Services programming at Newtown Library, including 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, at no charge. Borrowing privileges require membership. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years.
For more information please visit Newtown Library Company or click on the links below: