Brockway, PA – Congratulations to Josiah for completing the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Mengle Memorial Library! Josiah read 1,000 books in a little over one year!

Early literacy is so important for children.  If a child enters school having already experienced listening to and looking at books as an enjoyable activity, they are more likely to start school ready to learn.

That’s why the 1,000 Books program was created.  It’s an easy, fun way to create a lifelong love of reading and learning for a child.

Any child up to age five can sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. The program is easy to do – everything can be done at home and at your own convenience.

You can read whatever, whenever and wherever you like.  Repeating favorite stories is encouraged!

All that is required is that each time your child reads or is read to, someone fills in a circle on the 100 books record sheet.

Once you’ve filled in all 100 circles come into the library for a prize and a new record sheet.  Then you can start counting 100 more books.

The program can easily be completed in under three years just by reading one bedtime story each night.  Read two and you’ll have read 1000 books in only 1 ½ years!

Stop by Mengle Memorial Library anytime to sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Other libraries throughout Pennsylvania are also participating.

When you register your child will receive a welcome packet with a free book and some other goodies, along with instructions for how to complete the program. For more information contact Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway or visit

Josiah Mengle Memorial Library 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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