NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1klogoNH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy initiative that encourages families to read to their young children and to use the resources of their public libraries. The project is based on the national 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is sponsored by CHILIS and the NH State Library, and supported by the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, the NH Academy of Family Physicians, and NH Family Voices.

If your library would like to launch NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten in your community, you may use any of the resources below. Many of the resources may be customized to include the name of your public library, and some can be edited to add or delete relevant information. If you customize or edit a resource, please include the NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten logo on all of the revised resources. If you create your own posters or ads, please add the NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten logo as well as the logos of our sponsors.  (A high-resolution deer logo along with an image of our sponsors’ logos  is included below.) All resources, including the canvas bags, are intended to be given to library patrons without charge.

Please note: NH Family Voices has prepared a special handout for you to pass along to your patrons. This handout is included in the resources below.

NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Guide for Librarians

Information Sheet for Parents             Postcard             Registration form

Coloring Log–Page One            Coloring Log–Page Two

Title Log–Page One                    Title Log–Page Two

Books for Babies Booklist          Great Picture Books for Ages 3-4

Bookmark for Babies                  Bookmark for 3-4 year olds

Literacy Calendar 2016-17 pdf

Literacy Calendar 2016-17 Word

Literacy Calendar activity recipes

Parent Flyer–Early Literacy Practices

Certificate of Completion


High Resolution Deer Logo

Sponsors Logos


Thank you to our generous sponsors!


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