Prepare for blast off!

Reading can take you anywhere… so come with us on a trip out of this world! Your mission is to read for 1,000 days before 6th grade. 1,000 days sounds like a lot—and it is—but you can do it!

Here’s how it works:

You will never be told what books you have to read. You will never have to set a timer. At the end of every day, just ask yourself, “Hey, did I read today?” If the answer is yes, color in a circle in your booklet. Just like that, you’ll be one day closer to your 1,000 day goal! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to read every day and how good of a reader you’ll become if you do. We want you to make reading a daily habit!

Just follow these easy steps!

  1. Beginning readers currently in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, sign up at any of our eight locations. You will receive a reading log and a solar system poster. For each day that you read, color in a circle on the reading log. You don’t need to read for a certain amount of time—any reading during the day counts!
  2. Once you read for 100 days, you can come to the library for a small prize and a sticker for your poster. Make sure to come back every 100 days of reading to get another prize and a sticker. You can collect the entire solar system of planets!
  3. When you reach 500 days, you can pick out a free book to keep.
  4. Finally, when you reach 1,000 days, you’ll receive a tablet reader.

Tips for becoming an expert reader:

  • Don’t forget to choose books YOU are interested in.
  • It’s okay to reread your favorite books and poems.
  • Read to a grown up, a pet, or your favorite stuffed animal.
  • You’re never too old to have stories read to you.
  • Choose a chapter book and listen while your grown up reads to you before bed. The library also has lots of audiobooks so you can listen to stories on your own or on the go!
  • Ask a librarian! We know lots of fun activities to help boost your reading skills.
  • Want to become a better reader? Keep on reading!

How to find great books:

  • Choose books YOU are interested in.
  • Check out different areas of the library! Try non-fiction, fiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, and magazines.
  • It‘s okay to read a favorite book more than once!
  • It‘s also okay to read books that are above or below your reading level.
  • Ask your librarian for suggestions. If you don’t like a book, put it aside.
  • Books from the library are free to check out, and there’s no penalty if you don’t finish what you’re reading!

Resources

View our book and activity lists (English/Español PDF) for additional help.