Kids Reading Programs

Reading Patch Program | 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading Patch Program (September 1st – April 30)

Sign up and become a member of the Patch Club, a reading incentive program. Earn a colorful patch for every five hours you read. Receive a canvas bag upon earning your sixth patch. You can earn up to 16 patches per season. Patch Club is open to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Sign up at the Youth Information Desk.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten (2015)

Children begin developing reading skills at birth. 1000 Books before Kindergarten is a national program designed to promote reading to babies, infants and toddlers with the goal of having 1,000 books read before Kindergarten.

To help your child acquire these early literacy skills, join the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s 1000 Books before Kindergarten program. Set goals, track books and earn prizes along the way. Beginning January 2, 2015, visit the Youth Department Information Desk, and we’ll help you get started.

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