What is the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Club?  It’s a nationwide reading incentive program that encourages parents to read to their kids.  You are probably already doing this, so why not get prizes for it?  Here’s how it works.  Register your pre-kindergarten child at sjplibrary.beanstack.org and join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. Beanstack allows you to track your reading progress and earn prizes virtually!

Prefer to use paper logs? Visit any of your St. Joseph Public Libraries for log sheets, or click here to print your own.   Once you’ve filled a set of 100 (even if you read the same book 100 times!), bring it in to your branch of choice and your child gets to put a sticker on their progress sheet.  After you put that sticker on the 1000 circle, your child will get a certificate of achievement and a goody bag to celebrate all their hard work!

The only question left is, why haven’t you started already?!?

Register your pre-K child for the program on our Beanstack app to virtually track your reading progress.

For printable Log Sheets, click here.

For additional information, click here.

Need some titles to get started?  Click here for our librarians’ favorites!