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Read books

to your

newborn,

infant, or toddler,

and participate in

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program 

Reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills.

This is because reading to your children in the earliest months stimulates the part of the brain that allows them to understand the meaning of language and helps build key language, literacy and social skills. - all4kids.org

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Program in a Nutshell 

 

 

1. The program is FREE! You have 3 options to register: 

  • Register in Beanstack*
  • Register in person at the library.
  • Register using this link: Registration form

2. When you enroll your child in the 1,000 Books program, you get registration swag:

  • reusable book tote
  • book treats
  • instructional materials 

3. Log your reading in your child's BEANSTACK profile to earn your badges*

  • Badges are earned for each 100 books read
  • When you make it to 500 books, your child will earn a special prize and certificate
  • Each time you read a book to your child it counts even if it is the same book repeatedly!

 

5. When your child reaches 1,000 books, they can choose a recognition prize: 

  • The Medal of Reading Champions!
  • The Hero Cape of Reading Superpowers!


 

 

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Finished all the steps? Congratulations!

You did it!

You gave your child a priceless gift--- the readiness to read!

Photo of a child with a "I read 1000 books" certificate and a medal on a ribbon around their neck in a frame with the 1000 Books logo and the Spanish Fort Public Library logo

 

 

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HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

  • Pick out books at home or at the library and start reading to your child.
  • Log the books read or that a care-giver or family member might read to your child in their BEANSTACK profile.
  • Read the same book over and over again and that book counts each time. 
  • Read in any language.
  • Storytime counts, too!  
  • Listen to an kids audiobook or read a kid friendly ebook in AXIS 360 or Camellia Net, that counts! 

 

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DOWNLOAD THE BEANSTACK TRACKER APP

 

get BEANSTACK app for Android
Get BEANSTACK for iOS iPhone

Help your child unlock the power and wonder of books! 

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