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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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What is the 1000 Books before Kindergarten Reading Program?

Starting, October 1st, 2020 this program is designed to help children read 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten and foster a life-long love of reading.

How do I sign up?

Register online at or download the READsquared app to register on your mobile device.

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How much does it cost?

It’s free!

Need to sign up for library card?

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How does the Program Work?

The 1000 Books before Kindergarten Reading Program is designed to be fun and flexible to fit into your busy schedule.

  • Register online or through the READsquared app. If you have already created a READsquared account, then you can log-in using that account information.
  • Track how many books are read through READsquared.
  • For every 100 books, earn a virtual badge and a small incentive.
  • At 1000 books, receive a completion certificate and a FREE picture book.
  • Tag #scpl1000b4k so that we can share in your little ones reading journey as well.

Kits - Children

Take-and-Make Craft Kits

Take-and-Make Craft Kits (Ages 2-5)

We are pleased to offer weekly craft kits for kids. New kits will be released each week and are available for pickup at all Library locations during opening hours, while quantities last. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find out what craft will be featured each week.

  • Free 

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Star Wars Reads Activity Kits (Ages 7-12)

Kids, explore a galaxy far, far away by picking up a Star Wars Activity Kit at the Central Library, while supplies last. The kit features a Baby Yoda craft, activity sheets and 2 Star Wars buttons. Intended for children aged 7-12.   

  • Free



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