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Grand County Library program focuses on young children and reading

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Do you have children between 0 and 5 years of age? If so, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is the Library program for you.

GCLD Libraries encourage all Grand County families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies show that families who start reading aloud to children at birth strengthen language skills and build vocabulary — two important tools for beginning readers. Sounds daunting? Reading only three books a day adds up to over 1,000 books a year. Only one a book a day equals 1,000 books read by the time a new baby is 3.

How Does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Work? Register at any Grand County Branch Library and take home your first reading log and starter packet. Registration begins at story time the week of Aug. 24 (see schedule below). Sign up is ongoing, so if you miss the launch, stop by your library anytime to begin.

Tuesdays

10 a.m., Fraser Valley Library

Wednesdays

10 a.m., Granby Library

11:15 a.m., Hot Sulphur Springs Library

Thursdays

10:15 a.m., Kremmling Library

11 a.m., Juniper Library in Grand Lake

11:15 a.m. Kremmling Library

Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a circle on the reading log.

Show us Your Reading Logs – After you’ve read 100 books, stop by the library and you get a really cool bag for carrying all those books. Along the way, you get additional prizes and books!

Read More Books! When you get all the way to 1000 books, you’ll get to be part of a special celebration.


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