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Brother-Sister Duo Each Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


January 8, 2020

Left to right: Isaac Conlin, age 3, and Willow Conlin, age 5.

Thanks to a local program, Isaac Conlin and his big sister, Willow, recently completed a huge milestone by each reading 1,000 books. This dynamic duo of parents Chantz and Natalie Conlin started the program less than a year ago.

To encourage a love of reading in children like Isaac and Willow, the Sidney-Richland County Library is promoting "1,000 Books before Kindergarten", a nationwide program that encourages parents and caregivers to read aloud with their children every day. Research continually shows that children who are read aloud to every day before kindergarten will have higher scores and more success when they begin school. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and learning.

The theme of the Sidney-Richland County Library program is "The Magic of Reading." Children receive a small prize at each 100-level milestone, and at the end of the program participants earn a certificate and t-shirt for successful completion. This program is free to children ages 0-4 and their families. Stop by the library to sign up today!


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