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About 1,000 Things Before Kindergarten

Who is eligible for this program?
Anyone who has not started kindergarten yet!

How do I sign up?
Visit any MRL location to register and receive your first log sheet. Upon completing your first 100 books, return the completed log sheet to receive your first prize.

Do I have to write down the book titles and/or activities?
No. Just mark off a space on the reading log

Do we need to read 1,000 different books or complete 1,000 different activities?
No. Repetition is key to both learning to read and healthy development.

Do the books read at library story times count?
Absolutely!

Where can I find suggestions for books to read?
We are waiting to give you suggestions! Complete the What Should I Check Out Next form today!

How long will it take to read 1,000 books to my child?
Just one or two books a day will get you to 1,000 in three years. Starting earlier gives you more time; reading more speeds up the process. 

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