Reading Challenge for Adults and Little Ones

Reading aloud is wonderful way to spend time with little ones. For a few minutes (or more) each day, you can snuggle up to share a book. Reading helps build young vocabularies, and encourages empathy and problem solving. Plus, picture books are fun! Join the VIrginia Beach Public Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, and start logging your reading minutes right away!

When Does This Program Start?

Participants can register or sign in online at any time. Once registered, adults can use the reading log to keep track of titles read.

Who Can Participate?

The program is open to all children from newborn to 5 years old. Readers can be family members or caregivers.

Are There Prizes?

The biggest prize is spending time with your child or grandchild, and a getting a jump start on learning. In addition, you can visit any Virginia Beach library and receive a sticker for every 100 books read. Participants who read 1,000 books receive a book bag.

What Books Should I Read To My Child?

Any reading counts. You can even read the same book more than once, and count it each time. Browse at home, the library or visit the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challange website for links to suggested titles.

How May I Learn More?

Contact the Virginia Beach Public Library with questions, at [email protected] or by telephone at 757-385-0150

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