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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

The Davis County Library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. 1,000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year! 

Happy Reading!

Just follow these steps:

Start the Program
Pick up program materials at any Davis County Library Branch or download them here:
Every Book Counts
Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in story time, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book.
Get Rewarded for Milestones
100-Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, bring your reading record to the library to get a stamp on your page. Take a photo of your child at each milestone. Get a new reading record for your next 100 books.
500 Books:  Get a special book bag to carry all of those great books.

1,000 Books: You did it! Come celebrate at the library, and receive a free book.

Keep on Reading

Don’t stop at 1,000! Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!

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Ask our friendly staff for suggestions—we’re here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!
Visit the Davis County Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child.
Build literacy skills by singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child.
Don’t stop at 1,000! Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!