Young readers celebrate 1000 books before Kindergarten

RANDOLPH — The Lied Randolph Public Library celebrated with five future kindergartners who reached their goal of reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Jude Greiner, son of Todd and Megan, Gus Keifer son of Nikki and Matt, Elda Pfanstiel daughter of Jr and Katelyn, Karsyn English daughter of Lyndsee and Drew, and Konner Thelen daughter of Ted and Kelli. We would also like to congratulate Jackson Dockhorn son of Anson and Crystal, and Allory and Ainsley Olson daughters of Andrew and Nicole for all the hours they spent reading. Parents and grandparents of these children are committed to tracking all the books they read together. All preschoolers are welcome to sign up for the program where they will earn prizes and books as they work towards their goal. In a normal year, every child that is signed up for the program would be invited to the party but this year, because of COVID, it was limited to those working toward their goal and that had submitted their sheets. We hope next year we can continue the tradition of celebrating with everyone.

The 1,000 Books Before kindergarten program encourages all Randolph families and caregivers to read to their children. We have had 32 children reach this goal since we began in 2013. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary - two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.

Stop in the library for more information or to sign your child up today.

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