1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Mission Statement:

To recognize the importance of early literacy skills and reading, to provide families with reading resources, and to promote the future success of children in school.    

Objectives:
  • To instill a love of reading in children that will help them become lifelong learners.
  • To reinforce parents' and caregivers' role as their child's first teacher.
  • To foster parent and child bonding through reading.
  • To encourage families to regularly use the educational resources available at the Boca Raton Public Library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a self-paced early literacy program and is open for enrollment year-round.

Enroll now! There are three easy ways to enroll. BRPL cardholders will receive a special gift at enrollment:

  1. Online at BRPL's Reading Programs - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
  2. Phone the Youth Services Desk at 561-393-7968 or 561-544-8584
  3. Visit either Youth Services Desk at the Downtown Library or Spanish River Library

If enrolling online or by phone, stop by either YS Desk to receive your enrollment gift with your valid BRPL library card.

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Keep Track of Your Reading:

For every 100 books read, receive a sticker to add to your journal and celebrate your progress! Participants are acknowledged on the Community Board for every 100-book milestone. A graduation celebration will be held each May for participants who have read 1,000 books!

Clownfish 100 Books100 Books

Starfish 200 Books  200 Books

Guppies 300 Books300 Books
Turtles 400 Books400 Books

Otters 500 Books
         500 Books

SeaHorses 600 Books   600 Books
Dolphins 700 Books  700 Books

Manatees 800 Books  800 Books

Whales 900 Books900 Books
Octopus 1000 Books1,000 Books