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New Program Starts Tomorrow

January 24, 2017 | Miss Sara

The Children’s Room is launching a new program tomorrow for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age 5! We invite you to come and learn all about it tomorrow (Wednesday, January 25) at our Launch Parties, taking place at 10:00 and 10:45 am in the Keys Room on the Library’s lower level. No registration required.

Can’t come tomorrow? Don’t worry: you can still participate! Here’s the skinny on what our new program is all about…

What is it? 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national movement that encourages parents to bond with their children through reading together, and helps young readers develop a lifelong love of books and learning from an early age. The Milton Public Library’s program is for any baby, toddler or preschooler ages 0-5 who hasn’t yet started kindergarten.

What do we have to do in order to participate? Read 1,000 books with your child! There’s no prescribed list; you can read anything you want. If you read a favorite every night, count it every time you read it! Books you hear in storytime, at preschool, or at daycare can also be counted.

How can I keep track of what books my child is reading? You have two options:

1,000 books is a lot. How can my child and I stay motivated? The Children’s Room will give you several prizes to celebrate your reading achievements:

  • A free book upon registration to get you started
  • Stickers to commemorate every 100 books read
  • A special prize upon completion, and your child’s picture on our Super Readers Wall!

Get started today by registering at

Questions? Ask the Children’s Room staff at 617-898-4957 or

Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!


This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and in part by a grant from the Milton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



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