Library relaunches ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ preschool program

Photos: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer staff

Fayetteville Public Library officials this week announced the relaunch of a program intended to give preschool kids a big head start before they start school.

Library officials have refreshed their ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program intended to encourages caregivers to read to their preschoolers.

As part of the relaunch, the program now includes new designs, new prizes, and more.

“As librarians and lovers of books, it’s in our nature to encourage as much reading as possible, as early as possible,” said library youth and teen services manager, Sarah McClure. “The benefits of reading together will impact the child for years to come, create a bond between them and their caregiver, and hopefully make the library a loved and utilized resource for the entire family.”

Those who’d like to participate in the program can stop by the library during open hours at any time of the year to pick up a workbook to track their reading progress, along with materials to help boost a child’s vocabulary.

After that, participants can earn prizes for every 100 books they complete.

The program is open year round, and is open to any child before they enter kindergarten.

For more information on participating in the program, visit, or stop by the preschool desk to sign up.