The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages parents to read aloud at least 1000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. The best way to ensure that a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them.
If you read only one bedtime story every night, you will reach 1000 books in less than three years!
Any child from birth to kindergarten can sign up. Registered participants will receive a canvas library bag and a reading log folder. Children will receive prizes throughout the 1000 book program and may participate in a graduation ceremony at the end. The program lasts as long as it takes to reach 1000 books!
Registration begins on Monday, February 24 at the Granite Falls Library!
Sponsored by United Way of Southwest Minnesota
X-box at the library?! Say what?! It is true! Now at the library we have an x-box for use. General rules are as follows: For grades 4-8, one visit a day with max 30min during school year, use of system is FREE, are responsible for returning accessories to desk, and all fines for player and family must be paid before use.
So come in and get our permission form to sign and start your fun!
Join us for a special story time on THURSDAY OCTOBER 3RD AT 10:00AM. This story time is organized by United Way of SW MN and is going for the new world record of largest shared reading experience on a single day! We will be reading Otis by Loren Long.
The organization is campaigning to draw attention for the importance of early literacy. Here is a link for some more information on the idea behind it