LIBRARY NEWS: ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ an Ideal Program During COVID

One of the greatest gifts you can give your babies and toddlers is to sign them up for a free early literacy reading program called “1,000 Books before Kindergarten” for children from birth to five years old. And what better time than now when they are spending more time at home than usual because of COVID. You can sign up any time at your library. You will receive a folder with bubbles to keep track of the books you read to your child. The concept is simple: Read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant or toddler – yes, you can repeat books – before your precious one starts kindergarten. You’ll get a free book each time your child completes 100 books.

One thousand may sound like a huge number of books, but it’s not really. If you read just one book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around five years of age, you have more time than you may think.

Pumpkin contest
One more day for you to join us for our annual free all-ages pumpkin decorating contest. Pumpkins can be carved, painted or decorated. Original designs only and one entry per person, please.

Submit no more than three photos of your pumpkin. At least one must be taken in full light and one must include the artist. Photos of the artist are used to verify that this is an original work and will not be posted or displayed without written permission. Photos must be turned in…

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