Bridgeton Library Launches 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

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The Bridgeton Public Library announced the launch of a fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years titled 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
The program encourages parents to read 1,000 books to their children before starting school. It was developed to increase awareness of how important it is to read to children at a very young age.
Families can sign up for the program beginning January 2015 at the Bridgeton Public Library. Each child will receive a reading log to record the books they read and a free book. When they record 25 books, children are encouraged to bring their log to the library to receive the next reading log and pick out a prize.
The goal of this project is to help kids enter school ready to learn and ensure a child’s success when they begin school. The program also provides an opportunity to increase their exposure to a wide variety of books and to promote use of the library. In addition, it gives caregivers an opportunity to be the child's first teacher.
The Bridgeton Public Library is located at 150 East Commerce Street in Bridgeton. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday from 9 am 5 pm, and Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm.
For more information, visit them at  www.bridgetonlibrary.org.