1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!
NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new Library program that encourages all Barrington families to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.
Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children from infancy help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.
Giving Young Children the Tools to
Become Successful Readers
How Does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Work?
Each time you read a book, log it (if you repeat books, they count, log it!). If your child hears a story with someone else, log it.
HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS? It’s easy! One book a day for three years = 1095. Three books a day for one year = 1095. Ten books a week for two years = 1040.
Sign up your CHILD online HERE. You can log books online OR in paper format to bring into the library to have staff check the online account and/or log the amount online for you. Paper logs are available at the library.
When you and your child finish reading the first 100 books, come back to the library to receive a special canvas book bag for your child while supplies last (sponsored by the Friends of the Barrington Public library)! Come in after each 100-book goal to let your child pick from the prize box.
Lap-Sit Story Time and Preschool Story Time for Barrington families
Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds with an adult will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am.
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a variety of activities.
Please choose which day of the week you would like to attend, register and you have that spot saved in this 10-week session!
*By registering for a story time, you are agreeing to allow photos that are taken of the group to be used in library PR through our website, e-newsletter or social media. If you do not wish to have your child’s photo used please fill out a form at the library.
Preschool Story Time is for independent 4-6 year olds will be held on Thursdays at 11am. Children will enjoy a couple stories with a related craft.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Library holds this event annually for Barrington children ages 6 and under. Come early, with a basket…the eggs disappear quickly once the hunt begins!
Shows for the Family
We have magicians, singers, puppeteers, and educational visits
Don't Forget to take advantage of our Museum Pass Programs to take the little ones to local hotspots!
Kids can also come and play in our children's room...we have toys, coloring books, and they can interact with other kids while you get to know some other local parents!