Grow a Reader
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy initiative designed to develop and encourage good reading habits in children from birth to kindergarten and their parents and/or caregivers. One of the best ways to prepare for kindergarten is to read to your child and to spend time with books.
To participate in the Kenosha Public Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, simply pick up a reading record at any branch and record the titles of the books you read with your child. Every time you read 100 more books, come to the library to collect a leaf for your tree.
The developmental collection, consisting of developmental toys and books, is housed at the Southwest Library. Items include big books, pop-up books, puppets, flannel board stories, large motor toys, fine motor toys, active play sets, science kits, puzzles, sensory toys, dramatic play sets, musical instruments, and more.
Items are available to be checked out from the Southwest Library or can be reserved through the Library Catalog and checked out at any other Kenosha neighborhood library.