Join HCPL as we encourage a fun, family goal of reading 1,000 books with your child before they reach kindergarten. Doing so will build their vocabulary and develop positive lifelong reading habits. Visit https://hcplonline.readsquared.com to register and log your books. For more information, please contact a Children’s Librarian at your favorite HCPL location.
Tips for reading
Visit the library once a week and check
out 10 books to read every time you go
Read at least one book a day
Download the 1,000 Books before Kindergarten coloring sheet. Color in each circle every time you finish reading a book
Count books read anywhere—
including story times or at pre-school
Books read for Summer Reading will
count towards both programs
Reading one book multiple times
is okay, and actually encouraged.
Young children love repetition
(and it counts each time you read it!)
Choose books from different formats
and genres to add variety—picture
books, nonfiction, folk & fairy tales, I
Can Reads, eBooks, audiobooks, etc.