1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy initiative which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he/she starts Kindergarten.  This program provides a wonderful opportunity to share the love of reading with your child, while exploring the library and all that it offers.  Keep track of what you are reading with your child and the library will provide small incentives when he/she reaches a milestone. 

While the library is closed, you can still participate!  Now more than ever is the perfect time to log what you're reading!  Download and print reading log sheets and book suggestions right at home! Haven't signed up?  Email Ms. Sam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your child.  If you and your child reach a milestone send Ms. Sam a picture and we'll post it to the Library's Facebook page.  Download and print out "We've Read # of Books" bookmarks to include in your photo and commemerote the experience! Visit the Children's desk when the library reopens to complete your child's registration and to pick up any prizes accumulated during the closure.

You can learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here

Upcoming Events

Apr 10 12:00AM-Library Closed
Apr 12 12:00AM-Library Closed
Apr 21 07:30PM-Library Board of Trustees Meeting
May 09 10:00AM-Financial Literacy for Teens
May 09 11:30AM-Club Phoenix

While you're at home..

Even though NPML is closed until further notice and all programs are suspended until at least 5/1, we still have lots of content to explore.  Many of our online platforms are making additional resources available during this time and we have been creating content as well.  Check our slideshow and website, particularly Services and Books & Research tabs and facebook page for daily updates.

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