1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy initiative which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he/she starts Kindergarten.  This program provides a wonderful opportunity to share the love of reading with your child, while exploring the library and all that it offers.  Keep track of what you are reading with your child and the library will provide small incentives when he/she reaches a milestone. 

While the library is closed, you can still participate!  Now more than ever is the perfect time to log what you're reading!  Download and print reading log sheets and book suggestions right at home! Haven't signed up?  Email Ms. Sam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your child.  If you and your child reach a milestone send Ms. Sam a picture and we'll post it to the Library's Facebook page.  Download and print out "We've Read # of Books" bookmarks to include in your photo and commemerote the experience! Visit the Children's desk when the library reopens to complete your child's registration and to pick up any prizes accumulated during the closure.

You can learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here

Upcoming Events

Jul 13 11:00AM-Fairytale Storytime: Magical Beans!
Jul 13 01:00PM-Virtual Storytime
Jul 13 07:00PM-Baseball Group
Jul 14 10:00AM-Zoom Storytime with Ms. Lori
Jul 15 07:00PM-Virtual Pajama Storytime

At long last..

.....we are starting to circulate our collection again!

We are very happy to be back and allowed to offer contactless pickup service.  Materials will be circulated from a table behind the front doors.  Holds can be placed for items not currently available and now you can also request items that are on the shelf.  Place holds and requests through the online catalog or call us.

There are some limitations so please be sure to check else where on this site for the complete list of instructions.  

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377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311