LINDEN — The Linden Carnegie Public Library recently announced the launch of its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps a child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary and building background knowledge — all important skills that help prepare them for learning to read and entering kindergarten.
Beginning Feb. 1, folders with information about the program and the first reading log can be picked up at the library. All families are welcome to participate.
Stickers are earned for each 100 books read and once a child has completed 1,000 books he or she will earn a book bag and certificate of completion. Those childern who complete 1,000 books read will also be able to place a bird with their name on the tree on the wall in the children’s area.
The tree was created and installed by Bunny Sutton, a long-time patron of the library. The library staff is grateful for her donation.