1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The 1000 Books Before Kindergartenprogram of Sonoma County Library encourages families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Reading aloud to children from birth helps strengthen language skills and build vocabulary - two important tools for learning to read.
Beanstack is the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you are instantly connected to our seasonal reading programs. When the reading program ends, you keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in.
Stories to Go
The Stories to Go program are circulating themed bilingual kits with resources for childcare providers to host high-quality storytimes for their children, focusing on the Every Child Ready to Read 2 early literacy skills of talking, reading, singing, writing and playing every day, to help support preparation of children for entry into the K-12 school system.
Books in Parks? What a novel idea! A walk in the park has taken on new meaning. StoryWalk is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time.
The Summer Reading Challenge runs approximately from June 1 – August 15 every summer. Sign up online (English or Spanish) or visit your local library. There is something fun going on at your library every week during the summer. Come to the library, check out the show, get a library card, and enjoy some books!
In the month of January, Sonoma County Library participates in the nationwide Winter Reading Challenge, where communities can win books and author visits. This last January 2020, we set a goal for Sonoma County to read one million minutes during the month of January, and we asked each participant to read at least 600 minutes during that time.