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100 Books Before Graduation

1,000 Books Before Kindergaten

A reading program for children ages birth to Kindergarten! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. The goal is to read 1,000 books before starting Kindergarten. Get started by reading a book - any book! You can even reread the same book again and again! 

One thousand books? That seems like way too many, right? Not at all. You've got this! It doesn't matter if your child is three or just three months - there's no better time to start than now! If you read just one book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. That's 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. Read 3 books a night and you can complete the program in just one year! 

Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, promotes bonding, and helps kids do well overall in school. Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest. 

Prizes awarded for registering and completing the program, as well as for reaching the milestones of 100, 250, 500, and 750 books. To register and track your reading, download the Beanstack app and search for "Hatch Public Library" or visit
hatchpubliclibrary.beanstack.org. Paper copies also available by request for pick up at the library. Start logging your books today! 

Need help getting started with Beanstack? Watch this video for step-by-step directions. Skip to 2:53 for directions using the app.

A reading challenge for teens in grades 9-12. Read 100 books before graduating high school, log your reading in Beanstack, and earn prizes! You'll receive a prize for registering and reaching 25, 50, 75, and 100 books. Teens may begin the challenge at any point during high school and as early as the summer before 9th grade. 

Books, audiobooks, and eBooks all count! Books can be fiction or nonfiction, graphic novels, assigned books for school, or rereads of a favorite. The point is to make time for reading! Life can be busy, but setting aside even a few minutes a day to read has great benefits. 

To register and track your reading, download the Beanstack app and search for "Hatch Public Library" or visit
hatchpubliclibrary.beanstack.org. Paper copies also available by request for pick up at the library. Start logging your books today!