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What is the 1000 Books before Kindergarten Reading Program?

Starting, October 1st, 2020 this program is designed to help children read 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten and foster a life-long love of reading.

How do I sign up?

Register online at or download the READsquared app to register on your mobile device.

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How much does it cost?

It’s free!

Need to sign up for library card?

Request a Library Card

How does the Program Work?

The 1000 Books before Kindergarten Reading Program is designed to be fun and flexible to fit into your busy schedule.

  • Register online or through the READsquared app. If you have already created a READsquared account, then you can log-in using that account information.
  • Track how many books are read through READsquared.
  • For every 100 books, earn a virtual badge and a small incentive.
  • At 1000 books, receive a completion certificate and a FREE picture book.
  • Tag #scpl1000b4k so that we can share in your little ones' reading journey as well.