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Dear Parents/Caregivers,
On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation, the Harrison District Library invites you to participate in the FREE program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.  The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it.  If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year.  That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.  If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).

If you have any questions regarding this program please feel free to contact the Harrison District Library, Youth Service Librarian, Cheryl Wagner at or by phone at 989.539-6711.