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BookFlix [POWERLibrary resource to watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. 


Great Books to Share With Infant & Toddlers List


List of 101 Great Picture Books for Preschoolers


Informational Picture Books for young children


Easy Reader Books for young ones just beginning to read


Great Books About Nutrition and Activity

Useful Links and Helpful Information

Welcome to the Wilcox Public Library’s 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM!

Books on the Go guide (Book Flix)

Great Picture Books for Preschoolers list available at the library

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge—all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

Wilcox Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Just follow these steps:


  1. Register: Sign up at the Wilcox Public Library or online at www.wilcoxlibrary.org/1000-books-b4-k.html. Pick up program materials at the library or print them from our website.  
  2. Track Your Reading: Fill in a circle or write down each book you read with your child on your reading record.  
  3. Every Book Counts: Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in storytime, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book. 
  4. 100-Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, bring your reading record to the library to receive a special reward (sticker, bookmark, etc.), and take home a new reading record for your next 100 books.
  5. 1,000 Books: You did it! Come celebrate at the library, see your child’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame, and receive a special prize.
  6. Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at 1,000…Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead! 


Singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child are all great ways to build their literacy skills. Visit the Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child. 

One thousand books may seem impossible, however, if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year! But don't feel rushed! 


Ask our friendly staff for suggestions—we’re here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books before Kindergarten!  Happy Reading!

Downloads for the Program

START AT ANY AGE:

Child's age at the start of the programNumber of books to read per DAY to complete programNumber of books to read per WEEK to complete program
014
1 YEAR15
2 YEARS17
3 YEARS210
4 YEARS320


Wilcox Public Library

The 1000 Books Foundation is a Nevada non-profit public charity providing services beneficial to the public interest. Their mission statement explains their purpose and goals.  The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes.

The objectives of this organization are:

  • to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers
  • to encourage parent and child bonding through reading