1,000 Books Reading Challenge

How to Participate

Read to Your Child | Research shows this is a great way to bond with your child and build life-long memories.

Track the Books You Read | You can use one of our tracking sheets, the Beanstack program (either online or the app), or simply write the titles down in a spiral notebook. The records will become a special keepsake as you watch your child's interests grow. Every books counts, including those read at daycare, preschool, or by family members and friends.

Tracking Sheets | 100 Books | 200 Books | 300 Books | 400 Books | 500 Books
600 Books | 700 Books | 800 Books | 900 Books | 1000 Books

Use Your Library | You don't have to buy 1000 books get them for free using the Library's catalog or emedia. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate? | Any child from birth until they enter kindergarten. Didn't start when your child was a newborn? That's okay – it is never too late to start reading with your child.

Can books be repeated? | Of course! Children love repeating books, and it's a great way for them to learn.

What are the milestones that earn prizes? | Come visit any location of the Elyria Public Library System with your reading log or tracking sheet to earn for your child a prize at the following milestones:

  • Registration - Canvas Tote Bag
  • 100 books read - Sticker
  • 500 books read - Sticker
  • 750 books read - Sticker 
  • 1000 books read - T-Shirt & Invitation to Annual Graduation Celebration

    Please visit https://elyrialibrary.org/content/1000-books-kindergarten for the full 1,000 Books Reading Challenge page.