A Salt Lake County Library Services program that helps parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: Kindergarten
Research shows that
reading aloud and sharing stories with your child:
- Provides a great opportunity for bonding
- Creates life-long memories
- Develops language skills
- Encourages play and fun
- Builds self-confidence
- Promotes early brain development
Participation is Easy
- Pick up your free reading record at your library
- Read, sing or talk about a book or story with your newborn, infant or toddler
- Track your reading
- All stories count – enjoy a new book or re-read an old favorite
- Prefer paperless tracking? Use goodreads or the 1,000 Books app
- Each time you read 100 books, return to the library for a stamp and a new reading record
- Once you've read 1,000 books, stop by the library to receive a certificate of completion
1 book x 1 night =
365 books in a year
in 2 years
books in three years
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can participate in this program?
Although designed for pre-kindergarten age children, the program is available to any child.
How much time is required?
Depending on the frequency of reading together, the program may take a few months to a few years.
How many of my children can participate?
All of them. Make it even more fun and read as a family!
Who can tell me more about this program?
Any of our Salt Lake County Library employees.
What other library programs will help my child prepare for kindergarten?
We offer a variety of storytimes, such as baby, toddler, preschool, Spanish, and music & movement.