Reading out loud to your infant, toddler, and preschool-aged child is one of the most crucial ways for you to help their developing brain! When you read to your child, you are building a secure and loving bond with them, which fosters a positive learning environment. 1,000 books may seem daunting but if you read 1 book a day, you’ll have read 365 books in a year, 730 books in 2 years, and 1,095 books in 3 years! The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Lewis & Clark Library is a free program for children between the ages of 0 and 6 and their caregivers.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is undergoing a transition in effort to reach more community members during the Helena Library remodel, and the pandemic. We are using Beanstack, which is a web-based platform where individuals, groups, and familes can track their reading and participate in library challenges. Beanstack is free for you to use, and also offers a free Beanstack Tracker mobile app.
If you have any questions or comments about the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Lewis & Clark Library, please email the Children Services Librarian.