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EBR Library celebrates finishers of '1,000 Books Before Kindergarten' challenge

Little girl meeting author Will Hillenbrand after she and her parent completed the 1,000 book challenge (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Library) Little girl meeting author Will Hillenbrand after she and her parent completed the 1,000 book challenge (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Library)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

It was a day of fun for children and parents at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library last Sunday, as they celebrated reading 1,000 books before even stepping into a kindergarten classroom.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program’s goal is to get parents to read 1,000 books to a child before they head into school. The program, launched in 2015, asks parents to read one book a day to their child. More than 2,200 children have registered in the program, with 50 children already reading the required 1,000 books, all before Kindergarten.

Award-winning children’s book author Will Hillenbrand was at the event, signing copies of his book Off We Go! for those in attendance. Each child who completed the challenge was given this book as a reward.

For more information or to sign up, visit your local Library branch’s Children’s section or contact Pabby Arnold, the Library’s Children’s coordinator, at (225) 231-3760 or parnold@ebrpl.com.

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