Jan 24, 2013

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

I've been working on pulling everything together to start a 1000 Books program at my library. The inspiration started with a Summer Reading Program workshop I attended last spring. Marge Loch-Wouters over at Tiny Tips for Library Fun was presenting and shared tips (literally) and other useful information with us and I was super excited to start planning mine. Seeing as how I am the entire youth services department, it has taken awhile to get all my ducks in a row and organized into a program that I am ready to run. I am almost there.
To access the map, click on the link below!
 In the mean time, I have found a TON of useful information at other library websites and the nerd in me took over. I have been bookmarking libraries to a 1000 Books Map I made with my Google account. I've spent hours looking at program ideas and just added the libraries I looked at to my map. I'm sure I missed many libraries. Please let me know if I need to add a library that is joining this wonderful early literacy revolution!!

34 comments:

  1. My library started the program last September. Willoughby Public Library, 30 Public Square, Willoughby, OH 44094
    Love the Map!

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  2. My library Algonquin Area Public Library, Il 60102 started 1001 books before kindergarten in January. All part of the same movement? Or are we just trying for extra credit with that one extra book :)

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    1. You're now on the map! Way to go, you over achievers in IL (1001) ;)

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  3. Thank you for including Albertson Memorial Library on your map! It looks great!

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    1. You are welcome! How is it going for your library?

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  4. The Watertown Public Library in Wisconsin launched 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten on April 14, 2013, to coincide with National Library Week celebrations. Over 100 children have already signed up. ;-)

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  5. I will add you to the map, congrats on your turnout so far!

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  6. The Cooke County Library in Gainesville, TX just started the 1000 Books program in September 2013. Could you add us to the map?

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    1. You're on! Congrats on starting your program. How is the public responding to your program?

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  7. The Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson (209 Merchants Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538) began 1000 Books in August 2013. We would love to be part of your map!

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  8. Lodi Public Library, Lodi WI has a 1KB4K program: http://www.lodipubliclibrary.org/1000BooksBeforeKindergarten.html
    Thanks

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  9. Great map! Can you please add our 1kb4k program that is beginning this month (Oct 2013)?
    Mercer Public Library - 2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, WI 54547
    Thanks!
    Teresa Schmidt - library director

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    1. We've just started the program hear at the Levittown Public Library, in Levittown, New York. We heard about it from another library on Long Island doing it but so sorry can't remember which one. It seems to me to be a win-win program!

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    2. So great to hear about your program, I think you are the first New York library on the map!

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  10. Would you please add the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette, WI to the map? Thank you.

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  11. Thank you Kathleen, we also have branches to add! Coleman/Pound, WI; Peshtigo, WI; Goodman/Dunbar, WI; Wausaukee, WI; Crivitz, WI; and Niagra, WI.

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  12. This is a great idea--thank you! The Tyler Public Library in Tyler TX will start this program in January of 2014, so please add us. I Googled it and also found Round Rock TX (http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=2052) Mansfield TX (http://www.mansfield-tx.gov/departments/library/programs/children/) and Moore Memorial, Texas City TX (http://www.texascity-library.org/child/events.php)
    thanks again!

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    1. Looks like Texas caught the spirit!! Congrats on your program.

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  13. Love your map! The Mashpee Public Library, 64 Steeple Street, Mashpee, MA 02649 will kick-off 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten on January 11, 2014. Please put us on the map.
    Thank you,
    Janet Burke
    Youth Services Librarian

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    1. Best wishes on your program! You're on the map!

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  14. It's so fun to see all of the places that are starting 1000 Book programs. We started ours in May of 2013 and we would love to be added to the map. Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road, Menomonie, WI 54751.
    Thanks!
    Jodi Bird
    Youth Services Department Manager

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    1. I agree Jodi! What a great early literacy effort. You're on the map!

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  15. One of our branches is piloting it and had a great kickoff, not sure it is on your map yet, but Pinney Branch on eastside of Madison is doing ithttp://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/1000-books-kindergarten-kickoff-readathon

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  16. www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/1000-books-kindergarten-kickoff-readathon

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    1. I added all of your branches Madison, congrats. . . your program looks great!

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  17. We just launched ours on February 24. Please add Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Ave., Chesterfield, MI 48051. Thank you.

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  18. We launched our 1,000 Books program in September 2013. We would love to be added to your map! Clive Public Library, 1900 NW 114th St. Clive, IA 50325.

    Thank you.
    Suzy Niebling
    Youth Services Librarian
    Clive Public Library
    Clive, IA

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