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250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

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Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 1 - 5 pm

North Shore Publich Library

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books

How Does It Work???


Your child from 0-5 years-old.


A fun program where you and your child can read together.


Read at home, in the library, on the go, or wherever you are. Just be sure to track how many books you read using the bookmarks provided by the library.


You can sign your 0-5 year old up any time! And any reading you do with your little one counts – whether it’s a book from home, the library, or even the same book over and over.


Ask a librarian at the library how to join. Once you sign up you will receive the first of ten different tracking bookmarks. Start with the #1 bookmark. For every book you and your child read, color in a star. Once you’ve filled in all the stars, bring the bookmark back to the library. Then start off on your next 100 book adventure!


“Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read.  Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success.  Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.”

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