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Kids Corner @ Meinders Library

Research has shown that "the single most important activity for building the

knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children."  One key element of childhood development includes the formation of literacy skills.


Learning the skills needed to read and write begins at infancy and continues

throughout the toddler and preschool years. Reading to your child and exposing him or her to books at a very early age helps develop language skills and other necessary skills your child needs for later success in school and life.

The goals of this project are to help children enter school ready to learn; to

expose them to a wide variety of books and to promote use of the library and its collections - a treasure trove of free material available to all community members.


All children from birth through age five are welcome to participate in the "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program. For every 20 books that are read, your child may come into the library to have their notebook stamped and to pick out a sticker.


Each child will also receive a new paperback book when he or she reaches the 500 book mark. Titles may be recorded more than once.


Every year, in late summer or early fall, there will be a party and prizes for those children who have completed the program during the previous year. This will be a fun way to honor our newest 1000 Book Club Kids!


Visit the library often and help your child develop a love of reading!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Sponsored by:

*Pipestone Area Community Foundation

*Miss Purse-n-ality

With volunteer help from:

*First National Bank

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Enrollment Form

Complete the above form and bring it into the library for a backpack kit for your child.