The 1,000 books before school campaign is designed to influence the home learning environment by encouraging families and children to develop a reading habit. Research shows that “home literacy”, or engaging with language and reading at home, increases reading readiness and prepares children to enter school with the skills they need to do well and thrive.
By reading just one book each evening, the 1,000-book target can be achieved in less than three years and your child will be set for a lifelong love of books and learning.
The concept is simple:
- Customers register and receive a reading record in which they track the books that they read to their children.
- Children achieve a small incentive from the library for reaching their reading goals.
- After reading 1,000 books with their parents, children are awarded a certificate and gift to mark their achievement.
Registration for 1,000 books before school will open at all branches of Monash Public Library Service on Monday 30 January, 2017.
Monash Mayor, Cr. Rebecca Paterson, will officially launch the campaign at Mount Waverley Library on Friday 3 February, 2017 at 9.45am.