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

Registration Required
Monday March 4 10:30am

Windermere Branch

Event Categories: Animals & Pets; Education & Learning; Games & Activities; Storytime

The Cat-in-the-Hat invites you to a Dr. Seuss celebration. Engage in fun-filled fantasticals and festivities and receive your own signature hat. Recommended for ages 3-5. Registration required.

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Registration Required
Monday March 4 11:00am

Online (Virtual Room - Alafaya)

Event Categories: Storytime

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Let's make it a sunny day with a virtual storytime and craft celebrating our favorite friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.

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Registration Required
Monday March 4 7:00pm

Online (Virtual Room - Alafaya)

Event Categories: Storytime

Put on your pajamas and enjoy an interactive virtual storytime with book, songs, games, and a craft. Recommended for ages 3 - 5.

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