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!!

73 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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    1. My library started in August 2014. Ritzville Public Library, 302 West Main Avenue, RItzville, Washington 99169

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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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  19. We started our 1000 Books program January 11, 2014 and would love to be added!
    Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

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    1. Congrats on your program, you are on the map!

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  20. We would love to be added as well. Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library 407 William Floyd Parkway Shirley NY 11967. I love this idea!

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  21. We started a program in January. Could you add Marion Public Library 1096 6th Ave. Marion, IA 52302. Thanks!

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  22. Manchester Public Library in Manchester Iowa started ours in October of 2014. Can you add our library to the map?

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    1. You are on the map! Congrats on your program.

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  23. Our library system in Sevier County, Tennessee, libraries in Sevierville, Kodak, and Seymour, began this program in conjunction with our fall programs beginning in August. Please add us.

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  24. The City of Wolfforth Library is starting the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program January 1, 2015. City of Wolfforth Library 508 E HWY 62/82 (PO BOX 284) Wolfforth Texas 79382 806-855-4150. Thanks for adding us!

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  25. Hi Kathleen,

    The Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library in Lomira, WI launched their 1000 books program this September. Address is: 427 S. Water St. Lomira, WI 53048.

    Thanks for keeping this wonderful list of resources up-to-date!! We frequently used as part of our planning process for getting information and ideas for our program together :)

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    1. You are on the map. I'm glad that this map is actually useful rather than just as an fyi.

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  26. Hi Kathleen! Thanks for doing this awesome map. The North Shelby Library is launching our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on January 25, 2016. Our address is 5521 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham AL 35242. Thank you for adding us!

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    1. You are on the map, good luck with your program!

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  27. Heard about this map at ARSL. WE are starting 1000bbk in January. Atlanta Texas
    101 West Hiram St.
    Atlanta, TX 75551
    We would love to be on your map. Thank you so much.

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  28. Butler Public Library in Butler, Indiana has a 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Book Club!

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  29. The Crawfordsville District Public Library has a 1000 Books Before Kindergartner program which started in 2012.

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  30. The Kendallville Public Library in Kendallville, Indiana and its Limberlost Branch in Rome City, Indiana both offer this program.

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  31. We have a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library! 180 W. Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150.

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  32. Hartford City Public Library in Hartford City, IN, started offering the program in 2015.

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  33. The South Whitley Community Public Library in South Whitley, IN offers this great program as well. We'd love to be added to the list! Our address is 201 E. Front Street South Whitley, IN 46787.

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  34. The Noble County Public Libraries in Albion, Avilla and Cromwell, Indiana all offer 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. We started in August 2015. Please add us to the map. Thank you!

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  35. The Adams Public Library System in Decatur and Geneva Indiana have been offering 1000 Books Before Kindergarten since January 2014!

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  36. Ligonier Public Library started offering it September 2015. 300 S. Main St., Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Thanks!

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  37. Looks like Indiana has started a few programs, I've added all the Indiana libraries that commented today starting with Butler.

    Congrats on all of your programs!

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    1. I'm not sure if you included our library -- Fayette County Public Library in Connersville, IN. We've been doing the program since 2013.

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    2. You are on! How is your program going?

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  38. Indianapolis Public Library currently has 3 locations offering a 1,000 books program:

    College Ave.Branch, 4180 North College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205

    Franklin Road Branch, 5550 Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN 46239

    Lawrence Branch, 7898 North Hague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256

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  39. Oakland City Columbia Township Public Library. 210 S. Main St. Oakland City, IN 47660 has a program. Thanks for such a nice point of reference tool! Please add us when you can.

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  41. Please add Jefferson County Public Library, 420 West Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 and Hanover Branch, 273 Madison, Avenue, Hanover, IN 47243
    Thank you.

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    1. I could only add the address of the Hanover Branch, it looks like your library is not on Google Maps, it defaults to the Jefferson Library when I type it into Google Maps.

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