The Berkeley County Library System encourages families to read at least 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten.
Who is eligible?
Any child from birth to the day they enter kindergarten.
How does it work?
Stop by any Berkeley County Library and pick up your first reading log or go online to https://berkeleylibrarysc.org/1000books. You will use the log to record 100 books at a time. You will have a choice of logs: 1. A list that you may write down the names of the books or; 2. A list that you may check off or color a book for every book read. Once you have completed 100 books, please go to https://berkeleylibrarysc.libwizard.com/1000Books to log your books or you may bring your log to the library and we will log your books and you may pick up a new log for the next 100 books.
How long does it take to reach 1,000 Books?
1 book per day x 3 years = 1,095 books 10 books per week x 2 years = 1,040 books 3 books per day x 1 year = 1,095 books
What happens when we complete 1,000 books?
Your child will receive a certificate and a book. They may also get their picture taken and posted on the Library’s Facebook page.
Can I read the same book more than once?
Yes! It does not matter how many times you read the same book. What does matter is just reading together.
Do I have to do a separate log if I am reading to multiple children?
No. You can list multiple names on the log if you are reading the same books to multiple children.
Can I use audiobooks?
Yes, please do!