1,000 books before Kindergarten Kick off

at the Nelson Library


Kate and Nik Statz, read to their son, Charlie, during the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten kick off at the Nelson Library last Tuesday. Charlie appeared to greatly enjoy his book and all the attention from the library staff and volunteers.

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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