Program Overview

How the Program Works:

You are about to embark on a fantastic, life-long journey with your child! Your commitment to enjoying books with your children will teach them pre-literacy skills that will prepare them for reading and learning throughout their lives. The most effective way to get children ready for their formal education is to read to them!

  1. Enroll at any Augusta-Richmond County Public Library and pick up the reading log for your first 100 books.
  2. After each set of 100 books is read and recorded, take your log to the library where you registered to receive the log for your next 100 books. After reading your 1000th book, take your last log to any library to receive your free book. A staff member will take a picture of you and your child for the ARCPLS website.

You may be asking yourself, “How am I going to read 1000 books to my child?” Break down that seemingly huge number over five years, or even two years, and the task is easily accomplished. In five years, you could read one book every other day and read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Take two years, and that would be fewer than two books a day! This small time commitment is well worth the advantage you will be giving your children and the memories that you will form spending time with them.