Children ages 0-5 are invited to join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Research shows that sharing books with children builds vocabulary, increases reading readiness, and encourages empathy & bonding. Our goal is to help you achieve these benefits through a program that offers prizes for achieving reading goals. 

This program is self-paced, and the only deadline is to complete 1000 books before your child’s first day of kindergarten.  

Sign up by emailing Children’s Librarian, Jessica Furtado at, or call 978-774-8132 and speak to a children’s staff member. Please include your child’s full name & age. Once registered, pick up your program packet in the Children’s Room.

If you signed up in the past and need new reading logs to continue the program, please contact us via the information above.  

Children’s librarian Jessica Furtado is excited to bring this early literacy initiative to the Flint! If you have questions or would like more information, feel free to contact her at, by calling the library at 978-774-8132, or by visiting the children’s room.