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Gabriella Reads Over 1,000 Books Before The Age Of Three


February 10, 2021 | View PDF

Gabriella Coon (Submitted photo)

Gabriella Coon completed the 1,000 reading book challenge on Jan. 21, 2021. She is two and a half years old and likes reading all types of books. Her favorites are the textured books where you can feel the items being read about and the flip/slide books that reveal what is hidden. Mom (Kamai) and Dad (Mathew) read her two books a night during the program and will continue the same since Gabby loves reading so much due to this wonderful program. 

To encourage a love of reaching in children like Gabriella, 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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