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You are your child's first teacher!
Sign them up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KB4K) at Big Rapids Community Library!
Every child in your family can participate, from infant up to Kindergarten.
The program in a nutshell:
  • There are two ways to participate. Register at the library and pick up a Badge Book. This is what you will use to track your reading. Or, register a reader on our Beanstack website or app to track their reading.
  • When you have read 100 books to your child, your child has earned a sticker, a small prize, and they get to move their character up the train!
  • When your child reaches 1,000 books, they will receive a book and a stylish Certificate of Achievement.
  • Finished all the steps? Congratulations! You did it! You gave your children a priceless gift — the readiness to read!
Does reading 1,000 books seem totally overwhelming?
We promise, it's not as hard as you think!

3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
10 books a week for 2 years = 1,040 books
1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books

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