1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at Schuylerville Public Library!

What is “1,000 Books before Kindergarten”?

This is a pre-literacy effort aimed at encouraging families to read at least 1000 books to their preschooler, birth to age five, before they enter school. This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of early literacy as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher. The goal of this program is to foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime and to help children enter school ready to learn. Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school. It also provides an opportunity to increase their exposure to a wide variety of books, and to promote use of the library – a treasure trove of free material available to our community members.


We have a couple ways to track what you have read.

1,000 Books App – for you smart phone or tablet users. Just scan the book and add it to your library, it keeps track of the books and can manage several readers.

Our handy paper tracker; simple yet elegant. Pick one up at the library!

Then what?

For every 100 books you and your child reads, let us know! We will put their name on an ice cream scoop and add it to our wall and your child will receive a free ice cream scoop gift card from Stewarts!

Read 1,000 books and we will put a book plate in one of our books in honor of your child.