You can do it! The concept is simple, the rewards are endless! Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your little one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard?  If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think. Commit to the program and get started NOW! 


Register here or by emailing Ms. Val at, calling 315-386-3712 ext 4, or in person in the Children’s Room at the Library. We’ll ask for the child’s name, child’s birthdate, adult’s phone and adult’s email.


Download the app or reading logs from the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Website


Pick up a folder at the library with paper reading logs


When you reach 100 books, 200 books, 300 books and so on, bring your reading log to the library. Your child will get a milestone sticker, and their name will be displayed on the Wall of Fame in the children’s room!  For each milestone, we have a sign that your child can hold up if you’d like to take a photo of them celebrating, and after reading 1,000 books, they will get a book, a book bag, and a certificate!