Read at least three stories a day; it may be the same story three times. Children need to hear a thousand stories before they can begin to learn to read. Or the same story a thousand times! — Mem Fox
The 1,000 books before school campaign is designed to influence the home learning environment by encouraging families and pre-school children to develop a reading habit. Research shows that “home literacy”, or engaging with language and reading at home, increases reading readiness and prepares children to enter school with the skills they need to do well and thrive.
By reading just one book each evening, the 1,000-book target can be achieved in less than three years and your child will be set for a lifelong love of books and learning.
The concept is simple:
Customers register and receive a reading record in which they track the books that they read to their children. This program is specifically for children who have not yet started school. Children can be registered from as young as newborns up until they commence school. The idea is complete the program before commencing school.
- Reading is logged on reading records.
- Children achieve a small incentive from the library for reaching their reading goals (prizes can be collected in branch by showing a completed reading record).
- After reading 1,000 books with their parents, children are awarded a certificate and gift to mark their achievement.
- Register for this program at your closest branch library. If you have further questions please contact us.
Congratulations to children and parents who have reached the 1000 BBS milestone.
Register your pre-school child now!
Please note: children who are already at school can join our School Holiday Programs and Summer Reading Challenge program.