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Experts tell us that children need to hear 1,000 stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves.“–Mem Fox

1,000 Book Hall of Fame

Did you know?

  • If you read only 1 bedtime story every night for 3 years, you will have read 1,095 books!
  • If you read 10 books each week for 2 years, you will have read 1,040 books!
  • Double that rate to complete 1,000 books in 1 year!

Who is this program for? 

This program is for any child, from birth until he or she enters kindergarten.

How does it work?

  • Stop by the library and pick up a notebook (reading log) and bookmark. Or do it all on the Beanstack app. 
  • Record the titles of the books that you read in the notebook or search/scan to add them to your child’s reading list on the app.
  • Receive a sticker for every 100 books read (you may read and count the same book multiple times).
  • When you reach 1,000 books, your child will receive a free book, an invitation to the 1,001 book party, and their picture in the 1,000 Book Hall of Fame!

Resources for parents 

2015 Graduates

2016 Graduates

2017 Graduates

2018 Graduates

2019 Graduates

2020 Graduates:

2021 Graduates:

2022 Graduates:

2023 Graduates:


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