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1,000 Books Before Kindgergarten: Home


This early literacy program offered by the Children’s Services Department promotes reading to newborns, infants and toddlers. Designed for children from birth to age 5, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten helps children develop the tools they need to become proficient readers and encourages parent/caregiver and child bonding through the activity of reading together. 

The goal is to read 1,000 books with your child before the child reaches Kindergarten. Incentives for parents/caregivers and children will be provided along the way.

Click here to register for the 1,000 books program. If you need an extra reading log, click here. For more information, please call the Children’s Room at 914-721-8227.