Ready For Kindergarten After Reading 1,000 Books

Olivia and her family have worked extra hard over the summer to get ready for the start of kindergarten this week. In addition, they completed a full list of 1,000 books that Olivia has read too! Olivia, 5 years old, is the daughter of Kat and Rob Oakley. Olivia loves reading about Disney princesses. She also adores If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and all titles by Laura Numeroff.

To encourage a love of reaching in children, 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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