1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Accept the challenge to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Pick up a packet at any MCDL location.
This fun and exciting program helps guide your child on the path to success. Spend time reading with your child. Have fun while developing early literacy skills and practice counting your growing list of books!
Sign up for storytimes or attend library events to make the trek to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and count those books, too!
If you read one book each night, you will read 365 books in one year! Reading books over and over again counts each time AND helps your child build on language skills.
Early Literacy Kits
Share the joys of life-long reading and learning with children with MCDL's Early Literacy Kits.
Early Literacy Kits are great to use with children at home or in the classroom. Every kit centers around a topic of interest to young children and contains books, activities, and puppets or toys related to that theme.
Is Your Child Ready to Learn?
The path to success in school begins before the first day of kindergarten. Help your child get on track with these skills and they will be ready to learn.
Can your child:
Identify UPPER and lowercase letters
Point out individual letters in words
Recognize beginning sound matches (bat, book, bus)
Produce rhyming words (bat, cat, hat)
Recognize the title of a book
Read left to right and top to bottom
Name and find common shapes
Retell stories (beginning, middle, end)
Use descriptive language (soft, loud, sweet)
Count to 20
Read environmental words (exit, stop, open)
Recite at least 8 nursery rhymes
Download our Ready to Read document with fingerplays, book recommendations, and daily activities to do with your child:
Discover the Magic of Learning…
Storytimes for Babies & Young Children
Introduce your child to the love of reading. Sessions are held throughout the year. Register for Storytimes
Public Computers – Available at all MCDL locations, complete with ABCMouse.com
Early Literacy Stations – Educational computers designed for kids ages 2-8, featuring over 60 educational programs, covering Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Art, Music, History and more!