Nottoway County Public Library System


1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Nottoway County Public Library System

Why 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

  • Because reading now will help your child’s future. Studies have shown that reading aloud to children helps build language skills and vocabulary, and it improves attention spans and listening skills – important tools your child will need.
  • Because in as little as 15 minutes a day – that’s three, five-minute stories – families can build the skills their children need for future success in school and in life.
  • Because reading with your young child helps to stimulate brain development and strengthens a parent’s relationship with the child.

How it works:

  • Get a reading log at any Nottoway County branch library.
  • Each time you read a book with your child, color a circle on the reading log.
  • Stories read at daycare or preschool, at Story Time, or at Grandma’s house count too!
  • When you complete one log, exchange it for a new one and receive a free book.

Print a Reading Log



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reading to child

child reading