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Welcome to the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Meriden Public Library!

YOU are your child's first and most important teacher! Research has shown that "the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children".

Log every book you read with your child, even if your child requests the same book over and over. For each 100 books that you read you will receive a free book for your home library. You will receive a durable canvas book bag when you read and log 1000 books!

When registering, please enter YOUR birthdate, not your child's (we won't share, we promise!). All other information entered should be for your child.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the Tomie dePaola Children's Library at 203-630-6347.