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

Holiday Building Closing

The Library remains open even if the building will close for a little while...

Because of rising rates of COVID-19 infection in the County and in the town of New Providence, we are being cautious and closing our building to public access from Monday, December 21 through at least Monday January 11 subject to a decrease in infection levels.

Staff is, of course, in the building and we will continue to offer foyer pickup, craft kits and window shopping.  We also have special book bundles prepared for fast  and contact-free gift giving which are available in the foyer.  Take advantage of our Choose 3 Books for Me service or use the Browse Our Shelves feature to request items.  Make sure to check out Ms. Sam's Story Time Room to make browsing for kids' books fun and high tech.

Check our full schedule of events, too.  We look forward to welcoming you back into the library in the New Year and we hope that the holidays bring peace, joy and health to you and all of your loved ones.

377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311