1000 Books Before Kindergarten


1000 Books Before Kindergarten is designed to help you foster a love of reading in your child (newborn, infant, toddler or preschooler) and develop a regular reading habit. Experts believe that children need to hear 1,000 stories read aloud to them before they start kindergarten.

It’s simple to participate.

  • Sign up your child for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Manheim Community Library.
  • Read to your child.
  • Log each book that you or any other caregiver shares with your child.
  • After completing each milestone, stop in at the Library for the next log.
  • Earn prizes.

You choose the pace.

  • If you read three books a day with your child, you’ll finish in just one year.
  • Read two books a day with your child, you’ll finish in two years.
  • Read one book a day with your child, you’ll finish in three years.

For more information, visit the Library and ask at the desk.