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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We have a new program from Anne Arundel County Public Library: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! The goal of this program is to help children throughout Anne Arundel County be ready for kindergarten and to promote family bonding through reading.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is simple - you just have to read 1000 books with your child before they go to kindergarten. It doesn’t matter if you read 1000 different books, or the same book 1000 times. You can also read any kind of book you want - whether it’s a physical book, an audiobook, or even an eBook! Books that other people, such as a teacher, babysitter, or even a librarian, read to your child count, too. What matters is that your child is experiencing books before they even go to school.

To learn more, please visit our website at You can sign up at home at or by visiting your local library.

You can find additional materials in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten toolkit here:

This toolkit includes:

  • 1KBBK Basics powerpoint
  • Overview Flyer (English and Spanish)
  • PDF Reading Logs (English and Spanish)