1000 Books Before Kindergarten


It is never too early to start reading to your child and it is never too soon to start preparing for kindergarten.  Let the Allendale Library help you get them ready with our "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program.


Participation is very easy.  Simply stop by the library and pick up a 100 Books packet which will include a program overview, list of recommended books, and your first reading log.  Kids get credit for each book they listen to.  Books read anywhere by anyone count whether they are library books at storytime, books read by a sibling or daycare provider, or audiobooks listen to on a mobile device.  For every 100 books read, bring in the reading log for a special prize.  After 1,000 books are read, your child will receive a free book, completion certificate, and have his/her picture on our Reading Wall of Fame in the library.  Does 1,000 books seem overwhelming? If you have 1 year before kindergarten, that is just 3 books a day.  If you have 3 years to kindergarten, that is only 1 book per day to achieve the goal of 1,000 books!



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Become a Royal Reader 701-800
Become a Royal Reader 801-900
Become a Royal Reader 901-1,000

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Fire Up Your Reading Skills 901-1,000


Films & Food: "Loving" | Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Bring your lunch (or enjoy some free popcorn) and a free movie. March's movie selection is "Loving", the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. PG-13, 2h 3m

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Drawing Pokemon | Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Learn to draw some of your favorite Pokemon characters

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Storytime | Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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Movement & Music | Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

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Aqualicious Party | Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Celebrate the color aqua and the book Aqualicious, the latest in the Pinkalicious series.

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Storytime | Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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