Join the 1,000 books before kindergarten challenge!

This is a sponsored post, but our love and praise for the library is 100% authentic! I like to joke that we are the library’s best customers. 

Our partners at the Vigo County Public Library want to help nurture your child’s love of reading, invigorate their imagination, and introduce numbers, letters, and other concepts in a fun and engaging way!

Join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge 

The goal of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is simply to encourage parents and caregivers to share books with their infants and toddlers.

To join, track the number of books you and your child read to earn stickers or prizes for each milestone you reach.

Complete the challenge to receive a new backpack, perfect for your child’s first day of school.

  • Register in person at the Vigo County Public Library or sign up online.
  • Record the number of books you read with your child online or on a Reading Log.
  • Read books from your library or your home—and read them as many times as you want! If you read the same book five times, that counts as five books.
  • Visit the Library every time you read 100 books to receive a sticker.
  • Mark milestones with prizes!
    • For the first 100 books, visit the Library to select a prize from the treasure chest.
    • After reading 500 books, you’ll receive a brand new book.
    • Complete the challenge by reading 1000 books and you’ll earn a new backpack.
Lauren (from the library) and her son read anywhere and everywhere on their mission to read 1000 books before kindergarten! 

Teachers at child care centers and preschool programs can also join, track reading, and receive prizes for their classroom.

Big siblings can help pass on a love of reading, too! 

Do you need new books to read with your child? Ask your Personal Librarian to select them for you, then pick them up curbside or have them delivered to your doorstep!

Another tool for kindergarten readiness from the library, UWWV, and the Terre Haute Children’s Museum: K-packs! 

Our family has a kiddo starting kindergarten in the fall! Do you think we can read 1,000 more books between now and then?

We think everyone needs a library card. Find out more about this amazing community resource in the Vigo County Public Library portion of our website