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The Springfield Free Public Library’s 1,000 Books to Read Before Kindergarten Program

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Alice Chunn, Young Adult and Emerging Technology Librarian Credits: Ellen Dickson
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Springfield Free Public Library room Credits: Ellen Dickson
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Library Books and Signs Credits: Ellen Dickson
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Thousand Books Before Kindergarten Program at the Springfield Free Public Library started in June and now has over 70 active participants.  

The program’s premise to introduce children to the benefits of reading a book or having a book read to them as soon as possible.  It is never too early. Any child from birth until the start of kindergarten may participate.

To start, participants should register at the Children’s Services Desk.  Then, get your book log, read a book to your child and make a record of reading it in your book log.  Also, an app is also available through the library’s App Store.  

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Children get a prize for each 100 books read.  Because repetition is a key to learning, if your child has a favorite book such as “Good Night Moon”, it can be read many times.

Deborah Sanford is the Youth Services Librarian.  Alice Chunn is the Young Adult and Emerging Technology librarian who met with us.  She joined the library staff in July after working in the Somerville Library system. Alice has a Masters in Library Science and Information Technology (MLIT) degree from Rutgers .She has enjoyed her time in Springfield and said, “The children have been delightful to work with.  They often come in asking for suggestions for what to read.”  When asked if the young readers were mostly E-Readers she said, “At the Springfield Library the children prefer the print books to E-Readers.”  When perusing the stacks of books of all sizes with eye catching art works it is easy to see why.

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