1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national initiative that focuses on fostering strong early literacy skills in children, beginning at birth, by encouraging caregivers to read one thousand books to their child by the time they enter kindergarten. This challenge is for caregivers of early learners, ages birth to six, who are Orange County residents.

Getting Started:

Caregivers may participate virtually by registering for the OCLS 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge today.

Paper Reading Tracker:

They may also track their reading progress using a printable, paper reading tracker. Please turn in the completed reading trackers to an OCLS staff member at any OCLS Branch.

Rules:

Prizes will be mailed to the address associated with the customer’s library card. 

*Rewards are only provided to OCLS juvenile cardholders (0–6 years) with a regular, property owner or fee card in good standing. Limit one reward per badge, per person, while supplies last. The current prize selection contains items donated by The Walt Disney Company and funded by an award from the Mark Cuban Foundation. 

Upcoming Events

Music with Mr. Richard

Summer at Your Library

Registration Required
Tuesday June 18 10:30am

Southwest Branch

Event Categories: Music, Movies, Live Performances

Liven up and sing along to original and wacky songs. Experience live music with a guitar and rock out with the whole family. Get ready to move and dance together. Recommended for ages 0 to 5.

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Registration Required
Tuesday June 18 10:30am

Alafaya Branch (Alafaya - Back of Branch)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Storytime

Princesses may be regal, but they're also ready to save the day! Come celebrate your favorite princesses with stories, games, and crafts. Recommended for ages 3-5. Registration required.

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Sing Along with Yehaa Bob

Summer at Your Library

Registration Required
Tuesday June 18 11:00am

North Orange Branch (Meeting Room)

Event Categories: Music, Movies, Live Performances

Sing along, clap along and laugh along with one of America’s funniest entertainers. Sing familiar tunes and get on your feet with this high-energy and unique show! Recommended for children ages 0-5.

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