1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Early literacy is a key building block to your little one’s academic success and reading together is one the best ways to help them become a lifelong reader. Whether you read at bedtime, during family bonding time, or come to your community library’s storytime, every story counts!

The Goal

Read 1000 books with your child before they start kindergarten.

That may seem like a big number, but you’ll be surprised how quickly the stories add up! Reading a few books before bedtime, books read at the library and school, even reading that same favorite book over and over, they all count and you’ll be reaching milestones before you know it!

A Promise & A Pledge

Register today

To register, just create an account for your family on the Beanstack app or at Greene.Beanstack.org, opens a new window. Be sure to add your child as a reader and set their grade level to "Babies and Toddlers" or "Preschoolers." If you need help registering, visit our Beanstack information page or ask the Youth Services department at your local library!

Track your reading & win prizes

With every 250 books read, your child will earn a prize! Come into your community library, show a youth services librarian your latest 1000 Books milestone in Beanstack, and claim:

  • Registration Prize: a poster log and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten marker
  • 250 Books: a board book
  • 500 Books: a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten nightlight
  • 750 Books: a picture book
  • 1000 Books: a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten bookbag and certificate of completion

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