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1000 Books Before School  1000 Books Before School

The 1000 Books Before School Program is currently being reviewed and refreshed. We are aiming to relaunch the program during Children’s Book Week in August 2021.

Please contact your local library, or email us, if you would like to be contacted when the program is up and running again.

Learn more about the 1000 Books Before School program below.

Help your pre-schooler get ready for school!

Sharing stories with babies and young children gives them a headstart to develop literacy skills that will prepare them for school, and a lifelong love of reading. 

The aim of 1000 Books Before Schools is to read 1000 books to your child before they start school, which isn't as hard as it sounds if you build it into your child's routine. Most picture books take around five minutes to read, so:

  • If you read three picture books a day (around 15 minutes),
    1000 books can be achieved in less than a year
  • If you read one book a day (around 5 minutes), 1000 books
    can be achieved in less than three years
  • If you read one book each week day (around 5 minutes), 
    1000 books can be achieved in less than four years

Imagine all of the quality bonding time this will give you and your child together, and all of the adventures you will have!

The same book or story can be read multiple times, and  stories enjoyed at Storytime sessions count too.