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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Marathon County Public Library is challenging parents to read more books with their children!

The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative is meant to introduce children to a wide range of literature, encourage families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning so children enter school ready to read, listen and learn.

Although 1,000 books sounds like a huge number, consider this: If you read one book a day (or the same book day after day), you could finish in less than three years. Ten books per week? Less than two years. We'll give you tips and suggestions, too.

How to participate: Register in person at any MCPL location to receive fun worksheets to record your family's reading progress. Incentives include stickers, books and book bags. Contact us for more information.

This program is sponsored by the Marathon County Public Library Foundation.

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(Printable versions: 100 books we think your child will love! | Letters, numbers, shapes, colors and more!)

100 books we think your child will love!
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Author Cindy Meyering reads from her book at the Marathon City Branch, 2019

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