1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing early literacy program that parents/caregivers can sign up for at the youth desk. Take home our reading log and start recording the books you've read at home.

Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler with the goal of completing 1,000 books before they start kindergarten. You can count any instances of rereading the same book. That might sound hard, but if you read just 1 picture book a night, you would already have 365 done within the first year--keeping at that pace would bring you up to 1,095 books within three years! Given, then, that most children start kindergarten around age 5, the goal of 1,000 is certainly in reach! 

 

Any child from birth until they enter kindergarten can join in! Visit our youth desk to get your paper reading log and get started! If you have any questions, email us: everett@fadl.org 

 

 

Wednesdays* at 10:30 AM, tune in to our Youth Librarians' Facebook page for pre-recorded storytimes for ages 1-4. 
www.facebook.com/ferndalekids

No registration is required; anyone who Likes and Follows our page will be able to readily view these engaging performances of picture books and board books. 

Videos will be posted on June  8, 15, 22; July 6, 13, 20; August 10, 17, 24.

Join us for interactive songs and simple stories that nurture your baby's curiosity and fine motor skills while providing a place for caregivers to share ideas and socialize. For families with children under 2 years old.

This event will be hosted in-person, outdoors in the library courtyard. In the event of rain or excessive heat, we'll relocate indoors to the library's Community Room. 

Are multiple children signing up?
Please fill out one form to register your child(ren).

 

Sign up for our next Baby Storytime on Tuesday, October 4 at 2:00 pm 

Need to cancel? Email us at: damon@fadl.org

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Dates include: October 4, 11, 18  |  Registration opens on a weekly basis. 

If you have any questions, email us at: damon@fadl.org

Join us for active songs and engaging stories that will support your child's reading skills as caregiver and child participate together. For families with children ages 2-4 years old.

This event will be hosted in-person, outdoors in the library courtyard. In the event of rain or excessive heat, we'll relocate indoors to the library's Community Room. 

Are multiple children signing up?
Please fill out one form to register your child(ren).

 

Click here to sign up for our next Toddler Storytime, scheduled for October 6 

Need to cancel? Call the Youth Desk: 248-546-2504 x.694

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Dates include:  October 6, 13, 20 | Registration opens on a weekly basis. 

If you have any further questions, email us: marygrahame@fadl.org