1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to foster reading as a life-long pleasure activity. Its benefits aren’t limited to reading and literacy: reading together is a great time for parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters to spend time together. Any child under age 5 who is not currently enrolled in Kindergarten is eligible to participate. Families may enroll all their eligible children at the same time. Reading logs are kept and submitted for each child. Prizes are awarded for reading 200, 500, 800 and 1,000 books; children receive stickers for each reading log submitted. To sign your child up for the program, ask at the ICL Circulation Desk.