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

A message from the Board of Trustees

Dear Library Patrons and Members of the New Providence Community,

Your library continues to work hard for you through these uncertain times. The New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) offers virtual browsing, contactless pickup and a variety of online resources, including downloadable eBooks, music, movies and audiobooks. Throughout our closure, NPML has also kept you informed and engaged through its website, Facebook page and all the exciting virtual programming.

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