1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Boost your child’s social, emotional and academic success using this easy, fun program adapted from 1000 Books Foundation. Stop by the Children’s Library for a free packet, then start reading and earning small prizes!
Track titles read within the packet or download a free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app from the App Store or Google Play. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of this early literacy initiative.
Looking for a good book?
Try an e-book! TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books for kids. Storybooks, Spanish and French language books, children's classics and audiobook are all included.
Available online in the Children's Library and at home on computers and mobile devices.
Or, try one of these books recommended by our own Youth Services librarians.
- Every Hero Has a Story
- Recommended reading arranged by grade level
- Dolch Word list - printable list of 220 words that must be recognized in order to achieve reading fluency. Sometimes referred to as Sight Words, it includes the most frequently used words in the English language.
- Shenendehowa Summer Reading Lists - good books for all year
- NY State Summer Reading Lists
- Shen Kids Read blog