Parents or guardians simply register their infant, toddler, or pre-K child at the library’s circulation desk. They will receive a reading packet including information on why it is important to read to your child and a reading log. Then, after each 100 books read, present the log to library staff and receive three building blocks as a prize and an incentive to keep reading. Upon completion the child will have earned a set of blocks.
First offered at the Bremen Public Library in Indiana, the program was the result of inspiration found in Mem Fox’s book, Reading Magic. It is now the project of a Nevada based non-profit public charity. Their mission is:
- to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers
- to encourage parent and child bonding through reading
For more information contact children’s program coordinator Miss Gayle or other library staff.