On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation , the Friends of Summit Free Public Library, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, we invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) with your baby or young child. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. You can repeat books, and read together at whatever pace is easiest for you and your child.
HOW YOU DO IT:
Who can participate in this program?
Any child from birth until the child enters kindergarten can participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
How long will the program take?
The program will take anywhere from a few monthsto a few years. The program is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together.
How many of my children can participate?
All of them (provided they have not yet started kindergarten). Make it even more fun and read as a family!
Summit Reads to Babies is a program designed to promote the importance of reading to babies and young children. Sponsored by the Summit Free Public Library, the Mom’s Club of Summit, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the program encourages parents to bring their young children to the library and introduce them to the joys of books and reading.
Any child under the age of two is eligible for this program and will receive a gift from the library. Included in a special book bag will be information about getting a library card for your child, bookmarks, bibliographies of great books for children, information about our 1,000 books before kindergarten program and a gift board book.
Get quick text message or email updates from the youth services library staff about events, programs, and movie showings sent to your phone or email! Here are a few ways you can sign up:
Fax: (908) 273-0031
Address: 75 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901