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1K Club

Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1K Club: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is challenging children to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best things you can do to help prepare them for kindergarten. It’s an activity known to develop essential pre-reading skills. Most importantly, reading aloud can raise a lifelong reader!

Reading 1,000 books aloud sounds like hard work, but let’s break down the math. If you read one book a night, you will have read over 1,000 books in three years. If you read three books a day, you will complete the program in a year!

Early Literacy Librarian, Katy Almendinger, poses with the 1K Club 1,000 books read cut out sign.Everything read to your child counts. These books can be:

  • Re-reads
  • From the library
  • Not from the library
  • Read by an older sibling, babysitter, or grandparent
  • Read at preschool
  • Read at storytime

What Do I Need to Do?

  1. Register at the Youth Information Desk. Registration is open all year.
  2. Mark each book down on your log. Download your 1K Club log.
  3. Collect a prize and receive a new log at every 100 books completed.

The 1K Club is designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who have not yet entered kindergarten. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to sign up for Patch Club.

Need help finding new books? Ask any staff member at the Youth Information Desk. You can also check out staff reading recommendations.