1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading more than ever to your toddlers and preschoolers while you are safe at home?
Join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and start keeping track

How does it work?

The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child enters kindergarten. This program is self-paced and can take a few months to a few years. All you have to do is keep track of the books you are reading to your child.


What books count?

Any books! Record each time you read a book, even if it has been read before—rereading favorite books is allowed!


How do we keep track?

The easiest and most common paper tracker is the dot reading record simply color a circle for each book you read. For more detailed-oriented families we offer the lined reading record to write down the title of each book read.

New in 2021 we are excited to introduce an online tracking option via Beanstack. Visit eastgreenbushlibrary.beanstack.org to register or download the Beanstack app:

Google Play



How do we check-in?

Bring your completed reading records into the library and add a star sticker to our 1,000 Books progress tracker. When you complete the program your child will receive a certificate, a free book and their picture will be added to our 1000 Books Wall of Fame!


Download your preferred tracker here: