1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Wasaga Beach Public Library is excited to offer the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

Our goal is to support emergent literacy skills and foster a life-long love of reading.

Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little ones. Log reading and collect badges along the way. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book to your infant, toddler or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.

If you read just 1 book a day…you will have read 365 books in one year. This amounts to 730 books in two years and 1095 by three years!

Benefits of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

  • Children are more prepared for learning when they enter school
  • Increased parent/caregiver and child bonding
  • Positive effect on children’s language and brain development
  • Foster a love of reading early in life



It’s never too early to help your child excel at reading!

  • Contact us, and we will get you set up with a tracking booklet
    Call 705.429.5481 x 2405 or email familyservices.wbpl@wasagabeach.com


Collect All 12 Reading Badges

Once you reach a reading milestone contact familyservices.wbpl@wasagabeach.com to arrange to collect your reading badge. There are 12 total rewards to collect.