1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at East Lansing Public Library! By signing up, you and your little one are on track to build literacy skills, make memories, and of course, earn fun prizes! Visit the Service Desk at the library to register and pick up your program folder.

Here’s what you can look forward to!

  • At sign up: Informational packet, shape to write name on (for display in children’s room)
  • At every level: Sticker with number of books read, your next reading log
  • 100: Bookmark
  • 200: Choice of toy
  • 300: Box of crayons
  • 400: Choice of toy
  • 500: Free book from ELPL Friend’s Shop
  • 600: Choice of toy
  • 700: Coloring book
  • 800: Choice of toy
  • 900: Finger puppets
  • 1,000: Free book from ELPL Friend’s Shop, tote bag and completion certificate

You’ll also be invited to join us at a fun library program for participants, so keep an eye on the email account you used at sign up for more information on dates and times.

Remember, if you ever need help finding books, our librarians are here to help you. Good luck and keep reading!