Join @StevensMemLib on Saturday, January 12 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM for the 2nd Annual 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off, featuring puppeteer Carol Sanborn!

There will be two puppet shows (10:30AM & 11:15AM) and children who have competed 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten will receive a certificate in our 1st annual certificate ceremony!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading incentive program for children ages birth to 5 years. Visit the Children’s Room to get more information about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and to meet the librarians.  If you read just 3 books a day you will reach the 1,000 books goal in one year!  If you read 1 book a day, you will reach the goal in three years! The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps a child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge — all important skills that help prepare a child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.  Children get to place a sticker on the wall for every 100 books read!   Registration is always open for anyone that would like to sign up.