Young children begin the process of learning to read long before they start school. Challenge your family to read and celebrate early learning by signing up for this fun and free program. Fill out the form below, then print out your reading records at home or stop by Pinney Library to pick up a program kit. Read our parent letter for more information about the program.

This year, celebrate the one-year anniversary of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten on Wednesday, January 14 from 9am-noon at the Pinney Library with guest readers Mayor Paul Soglin (9 am), Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham (9:30 am), Dane County Executive Joe Parisi (10 am), Michelle Li of Channel 3 News (11:30 am), and Pinney Libary staff readers. Refreshments will be served, and each child who registers will receive a free book bag.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten was launched with a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

View pictures of the 2014 launch event.  Photos by Shanna Wolf.

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