1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten logo. A picture of a deer reading a book.The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently. Reading to children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. Reading with children will also help to instill in them self-awareness, confidence and an understanding of their place in the world.
HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS?  It’s easy!   
One book a day for three years=1000
Three books a day for one year=1000
Ten books a day for two years=1000
WHAT COUNTS?  Everything! Every book you read counts every time you read it! Books your child hears in Storytime count. Books that others read to your child count. It all counts!
Register anytime when your child is between birth and five years old.

Link to Title Reading Log 

Link to Coloring Reading Log 

Ladybug Picture Book Award

Ladybug Picture Book Award. A ladybug on leaf reading a book.The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books. A committee of children's librarians from around the state selects 10 picture book titles early in the year. Then during November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced at the end of the year. 

Current and past winners and nominees can be viewed here.

Great Stone Face Award

 The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS) and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth graders throughout the state. Each year a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite author.

Current nominees and past winners can be viewed here. 

ALA Youth Media Awards

ALA Youth Media Awards logoEach year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

Link to ALA Youth Media Awards

Homework Help


Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere". The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos.

Link to Khan Academy


Explora can be used to research full text articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers on such subjects as business, health, and general reference.

Link to Explora


DK FindOut!

Brings DK's visual approach to learning to the internet, using sound, video, animation, quizzes, and interactive features to connect with a variety of learning types.

Link to DK FindOut!