What Is It?

What Is 1000 Books?

The goal:

Help your child read 1000 books before they go into Kindergarten.


It’s easier than you might think.

  • Read just one picture book a day and you’ll reach 1000 in less than 3 years.

  • Read three books a day…you’ll be done in just under a year.

  • The average picture book takes about 5 minutes to read. That means you get through the entire program in less than 15 minutes a day.

The benefits:

Studies show reading to your child early on will give them a leg up when they get to school.


  • Children who hear a wide variety of words in the first three years are more likely to have higher IQs.

  • Developing strong language skills from birth to preschool leads to better grades in elementary and middle school.

  • Children who know the alphabet before kindergarten are more likely to be strong readers in high school.

That’s why the Arrowhead libraries started 1000 Books.

We want to do everything we can to help your child succeed.


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