1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.
All are welcome to join the book discussion of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson––or just listen. "Wilkerson has written a closely argued book that largely avoids the word 'racism,' yet stares it down with more humanity and rigor than nearly all but a few books in our literature."––New York Times. For age 16 and up. Please register. A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration. Contact Stacey Terhune at email@example.com if you need a copy of the book. Visit mcpl.info/bookclub for other book clubs and titles.