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Leesburg 229-759-2369  |  Oakland 229-889-0300
Redbone 229-903-8871 | Smithville 229-846-6625
Lee County Georgia

Leesburg 229-759-2369  |  Oakland 229-889-0300
Redbone 229-903-8871 | Smithville 229-846-6625
Lee County Georgia

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All Lee County Libraries will be CLOSED Sunday, May 26 - Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

1000 Books before kindergarten 2

Reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is fun and easy!

Enjoy reading with your child! Help them develop valuable skills and discover a love of books.

Research shows that reading books and sharing stories are two of the best ways to help children develop the language skills they need to enter school ready to learn.

Click Here to get started and log reading as you go!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Register using our online logging system, Beanstack.

(If you have previously created an account on Beanstack for Summer Reading, login using the same login information. Add your child as a new reader under your account and/or select 1000 Books Before Kindergarten as the challenge.)

  • Read any book to your child and Log each book read on Beanstack.

  • Earn virtual badges for each 100 books read.

Reading incentives:

  • Just for registering for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, you will earn a badge book to help encourage you along the way.

  • When you read 500 books, you will earn a cool drawstring bag to help you keep up with your books!

  • When you read 1000 books, you will get a certificate of completion and another special prize.

When you reach one of these 3 milestones, contact the library to let us know! You can come in to the library to pick up prizes or use our curbside pick-up service!

HELPFUL HINTS:
  • Every book counts, even those read by others, board books, digital books, etc.
  • Make it exciting!  Try using different voices for characters or just giving inflection when there is an action happening.
  • Make your own milestone rewards.  Our program gives virtual badges to indicate how much you've read along the way, a badge book prize for registering, a prize when you reach 500 books read, and a prize & certificate when the 1000 books goal is reached. For extra encouragement, you can find fun ways on your own to reward your child, such as stickers, a fun treat or small toy, or even just an extra trip to the playground.

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