1,000 books before Kindergarten Kick off

at the Nelson Library

The 1,000 Books B-4 Kindergarten Challenge kickoff event was held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Nelson Library. The library had applied for and received a Youth Grant for Excellence through the Nebraska Library Commission, which made this program possible. 1,000 Books B-4 Kindergarten is an early literacy program. Reading to a child at the earliest possible age is important to developing good communication and comprehension skills once the child begins school.

The library set a goal to enroll 30 children in the program and is well on the way to reach that goal. Nineteen children signed up to take o...


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