We are online only while the Library is closed or on a reduced schedule; welcome kits and prizes earned will be able to be distributed eventually; while you will still receive automatic badge notices in the Beanstack program that prizes have been awarded, understand that we will not be able to hand them out until the Library reopens.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills, helping young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book - any book - to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (and yes, you can repeat books!) before your little one starts kindergarten.
(Tip: if you participated in Summer Reading or Winter Reading, you already have a Beanstack account! Log in and you will be prompted to enroll in 1000 Books.)
Yes, you can use a paper log as well!
Have you already been using a paper log, or would like to use one? No problem - add everything you have done so far into Beanstack or ask a staff member for help logging your new progress into the program.
This program is made possible through the generous donations by our sponsors: The Indian Peaks Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.