Many students entering Kindergarten in West Fargo are behind in their early literacy skills. These important skills, like vocabulary, comprehension and letter recognition are essential for a child’s academic success, and building these skills starts at home. To help, we recently launched supportive Kindergarten-readiness services especially for young children and their families – like our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
The library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is for ages 0 – 5 and their families. The goal is just what it sounds like – to read 1000 books with a child before they head to school. Families who sign up for this self-led program receive a free kit filled with resources to help them reach this goal and start their child’s education on the right foot. As they reach reading milestones, children earn fun and educational rewards that also help them grow fundamental skills. To sign up, visit the service desk at the library or check out our website to learn more about signing up through Beanstack.
To celebrate and spread the word about our program launch, we are hosting an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the West Fargo Public Library (215 3rd St E, West Fargo). We hope you can join us! Please also invite others you may know who are interested in learning more about how to support their child’s early literacy development. There will be a brief presentation and refreshments beginning at 5 p.m. You can learn more, RSVP or invite others on Facebook.
Thank you SO MUCH for supporting the West Fargo Public Library! See you Wednesday, Nov. 17!