• By April Mittelstaedt
  • Posted Saturday, June 29, 2019

Encourage Literacy in your Pre-K Child at Walkertown Branch Library

What exactly is the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KB4K) Program?

1KB4K is a great way to promote a love of reading in your child before they begin Kindergarten. You can sign up at any Forsyth County Public Library by asking a Youth Services Librarian about the program!

Image Description: A bag with fun information inside

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Bag available at Walkertown Library!

  • When you enroll your child in 1KB4K at Walkertown Branch Library, you will receive a reusable book bag with fun information and book-tracking bookmarks 1-3 inside. Every child in your family can participate, as long as they haven’t started Kindergarten yet.
  • For every book you read, cross off the next number on your book-tracking bookmark. Once you have completed a bookmark, bring it back to Walkertown Branch Library to receive a small prize for a job well-done!
  • As you complete the bookmarks, we will give you the next bookmark in the series. Once you’ve finished bookmark 10, that’s it! You’ve read 1,000 books! Bring bookmark 10 back to Walkertown Branch Library to receive a prize and a stylish Certificate of Achievement, which is a great photo opportunity.

Image Description: A young boy excitedly showing off a completed bookmark in the library

Over 40 bookmarks, like the one Ronan is returning, were returned to Walkertown Branch Library in 2018!

Does reading 1,000 books seem totally overwhelming? Here are some ways to reach your goals before Kindergarten starts:

  • Good news if you like to read and then re-read and then re-re-read your favorite Little Blue Truck, like our friend Josh in the header image. Each time you read the same book, that counts as one book!
  • Practice another language by getting a bilingual book, such as Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Thong.
  • Attend a Storytime together! Storytime at Walkertown Branch Library is Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and we read three books during each storytime.

If you have any questions or want to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program, stop by or call Walkertown Branch Library and talk to our Youth Services Librarian, Miss April.

Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051
Call (336) 703-2990 for more information.
Click here for driving directions.

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