1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Vermilion Parish Library is excited to offer the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It’s as easy as it sounds – make a goal to read 1,000 books to your child before Kindergarten. This program has been launched in libraries across the country as an effort to increase the development of early literacy skills in young children. Reading aloud helps develop children’s language skills and imagination. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun, free way to start your child on the path to success. 1,000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read one book a night, you’ll reach your goal in less than 3 years. Children from birth to 5 years can participate. Stop by your library to register and pick up a reading log to start your first 100 books with your child. Every book counts!! Happy reading!

The Abbeville Library will be holding a Kickoff Event for this program on February 2, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. You can come in and sign up your child, check on the status of their library card or get them one of their own, receive their book bag and first reading log, listen to a story with a craft, and they can go home with a snack and a brand new book. If you can’t make it to Abbeville, feel free to drop by your local library branch who will all be offering the same information and maybe a few surprises of their own!

For more information call Sara Bailey-McDaniel or Sue Trahan at 337-893-2674.

INSTRUCTIONS

Dear Parent/Caregiver: