San Rafael Public Library

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading together is the single most important way you can help prepare your child to read. Starting from birth, shared reading increases vocabulary and knowledge while helping children develop an interest in reading.

The San Rafael Public Library challenges you to share 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. You can do it! That’s one book a night for three years, or three books a night for one year.

How it works:

  1. Register online or in person at the Downtown or Pickleweed libraries.
  2. Share books with your child! Yes, you can read the same favorites over and over.
  3. Track your reading in your online or paper log.
  4. When you reach the 250, 500, 750 & 1000 book milestones, your child earns fun prizes that support their early learning! Collect your prizes at the Downtown or Pickleweed libraries.

  • Downtown Library

    Sun: 1-5
    Mon: 1-8
    Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10-8
    Fri & Sat: 10-5

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues & Weds: 1-8
    Thurs: 11-8
    Fri & Sat: 11-5

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

    Mon, Weds, Thurs: 1-8
    Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5
    Tues: closed

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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