Tyson Library hosted a celebration Wednesday, February 9 for three young patrons who have recently finished reading 1000 books before they started kindergarten. Josiah Evans, son of Rachel and Josh Evans; AJ Dell, son of Kyla and Brett Dell; and Mark Wright, son of Aly and Caleb Wright each received a certificate, a t-shirt, and a bound booklet of their completed tracking sheets.
Tyson Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is open for all children who have not started kindergarten. As a family reads together they mark their tracking sheet, counting their way up to the next 100-book milestone. Our local program does not require that the 1000 books be different titles. If you child really enjoys reading the same book over and over for a week, each time you read that book, it counts.
Reading together helps develop reading and language skills, and also creates bonds and memories that will last a life time.