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Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for kindergarten. With 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, parents/guardians are challenged to read to their children to get them ready to suceed! That's just 1 book a night for less than 3 years, 2 books a night for less than 2 years, or 3 books a night for less than 1 year! All books count, including rereads and storytime books!

Sign up today for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and earn prizes as you read toward 1,000 books! You can track your books through Beanstack or on paper logs. Pick up your welcome packet at any Alexandria Library Youth Services Desk.

This program is ongoing and for all children who have not yet started Kindergarten.

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Watch the 1000 Books Story Time on YouTube

Keep Track of Your Books on Beanstack


Beanstack at Alexandia Library is a free personalized service designed to help families discover books and apps based on your child's age and interests.

All books recommended are available for free at Alexandria library.

See our reading list for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers.

Last Updated:  October 2021