The Kenton County Public Library is proud to present 1000 Books Before Kindergarten a reading initiative geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Help your child develop their vocabulary, build confidence, and be kindergarten ready by taking part in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This reading initiative is designed to be self-paced but completed before kindergarten.   

How does it work?  

Earn prizes as you read together! Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler with the goal of reaching 1000 books by the time your child starts kindergarten!   

For every 100 books your child reads, they will earn a new goal sticker! At 500 books, your child will receive a special, half-way to goal prize! At 1000 books, your child will receive their final prize, a certificate of completion, and an exclusive invitation to our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten graduation celebration! 

Log your books with the Beanstack app (Apple or Google Play) or website. Create an account and you’ll earn fun badges for each 100-book milestone!  

Need help selecting books to read.  Check out Book Finder KCPL’s Book Recommendation Service: Picture Book Bundles  

How to Sign up Using Beanstack Website: 

  1. Go to: https://kentonlibrary.beanstack.org 
  1.  Click Register an Individual or Family 
  1.  Select Registering myself or I am an adult registering a child 
  1.  Complete all required fields and select applicable reading programs to complete registration. 

How to Sign up Using the Beanstack App: 

  1. After downloading and opening the app, select Find your Library 
  1.  Type in Kenton County Public Library and select our library’s name as it appears 
  1. Tap Don’t Have an Account? Sign Up!  
  1. Complete all required fields and select applicable reading programs to complete registration. 

Already have an account? How to register for the 1000 Books challenge! 

  1. Log into your Beanstack account 
  1. Click on 1000 Books challenge 
  1. Select join challenge 
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