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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For the first time, on June 23, 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement that promotes reading aloud to children daily, beginning in infancy. In light of this, we created a new program for children aged birth to pre-Kindergarten. Our goal is to help you, the parent, read 1,000 books to your child before they begin school. 
 
The policy statement recommends that pediatric providers promote early literacy development by:  
(1) Advocating the benefits of reading aloud with young children;  
(2) Counseling all parents about shared-reading activities;  
(3) Providing developmentally appropriate books during their visits for all young children;
(4) Using different options to support and promote these efforts; and  
(5) Partnering with other child advocates that support and promote these key early shared-reading experiences. 
 
When low-income based children have reached 3 years old, they are at a 30 million word deficit–oral and text–compared to children who are not low-income based. This statistic has profound implications for the future of our country. 
 
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood. The brain develops more rapidly during the first three years of a child’s life than at any other time during the lifespan. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most important, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading. 
 
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program encourages parents and caregivers to provide positive, nurturing early experiences by reading aloud to their children regularly. 

Yes, it does count as 5 books when you're forced to read Chu's Day 5 times in a row. 

Questions and general quests for more information should be directed to the Children's Librarian at your branch. You can do so by clicking on your branch here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes 

  • 50 books:  Sticker 
  • 100 books:  Picture taken and displayed on digital signage 
  • 250 books:  Bookmark 
  • 500 books:  Free Book 
  • 750 books:  Library Tote Bag 
  • 1000 books:  T-shirt, Certificate, and Picture taken and displayed in a book plate in his/her favorite book! 

Ready to get started? Download our convenient reading logs (or use our iPhone App or Android App) and our recommended reading list!

Program Instructions

Reading Log Sheets

Commemorate Your Child’s Journey
(Take a picture with your child holding and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) #1000BooksB4K

Apps

Reading Lists

Severe Weather Notice

 

Library programming events and the Bookmobile services are cancelled when county schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, even when the Library is open.

The Library values the safety of our staff and patrons. When weather or road conditions make driving conditions hazardous, the Library may close or have reduced service hours.

Please call the Library @ 270-527-9969 before visiting on days when weather or road conditions are questionable.
We will also alert WCBL (99.1 FM) and WCCK (95.7 FM) to Library closings and changes in our hours of operation.

Today's Bookmobile Stops

Regardless of what may be listed below, the Bookmobile will not run when the library is closed. 

 

During summer months, school stops may not be active.

If Marshall County Public Schools have been canceled due to bad weather, the Bookmobile will not run.

Fiscal Court Recordings

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April 15, 1980
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April 17, 1979
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April 3, 1978
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April 3, 1979 - Public Hearing Tom Hoover Entertainment
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August 1, 1978
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August 19, 1980
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August 21, 1979 partial
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August 5, 1980
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August 7, 1979
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December 15, 1980
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December 19, 1978
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December 2, 1980
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December 5, 1978 Part 1
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December 5, 1978
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February 1, 1979 - Pre-Conference Aurora Sewer District
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WCBL's Coaches Show

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Adrian (Odie) Smith
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Barney Thweatt
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Barry Goheen
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Bennie Goheen
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Bill Morgan
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Coy Creason
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Dan Hall
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Darren Boatright
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David Davis
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Dennis Foust
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Doc Sanders
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Don Stephenson
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Don Walker
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Donna Perry
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Doug Lyles
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