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Ask your librarian how to get started in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program today!
Did you know...
  • Children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school.
  • Reading aloud to infants and children encourages social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  • The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six.
  • Children who are read to have bigger vocabularies when they enter school.
  • If you read just one book a day with your child, you'll reach 1,000 books in less than three years.
Tips for reading to young children:
  • Have fun! Use different voices, motions, facial expressions, and props (toys, stuffed animals) to bring the story to life. 
  • Snuggle up! Hold your child in your lap or next to you. Include a favorite blanket, stuffed animal, or other comfort item.
  • Talk about it! Point out things in the pictures. Ask your toddler questions about the pictures and story. Share stories about yourself. 
  • Stay flexible! It's okay to skip pages, read back to front, just look at the pictures, or not finish a book. You can also read aloud while your child plays with other toys. 
  • Be prepared! Keep books close at hand - throughout your home, in the diaper bag, in the car - for sharing anytime. A few minutes throughout the day add up to a big benefit for your child. 
  • Repeat favorites! Children love to hear their favorite stories over and over again - and the repetition helps them gain important literacy skills. 
  • Record your success! Use a reading log from your library or the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app. Enjoy a fun treat with your children when you reach milestones (100, 250, ...)
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Winter Reading Olympics All ages-Our winter reading program this year has an Olympics theme.  Stop in to register at the Young People's desk.  The program goes from December 12th-February 24th.  Read books and earn some prizes!

STORYTIME: Ages 1-5. Registration for winter storytimes begins Monday, January 8th. Register your child for a 45 minute session, which includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, and other activities followed by a 15 minute craft. Storytimes begin Monday, January 15th and run through Thursday, April 26th. Storytime sessions are as follows:
· Mondays: 10:30-11:15, 1-3 year olds
· Tuesdays: 10:30-11:15, 1-3 year olds
· Wednesdays: 10:30-11:15, 3-5 year olds
· Thursdays: 10:30-11:15, 3-5 year olds

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTENOn behalf of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Foundation, Comstock Township Library is encouraging parents and caregivers to read 1000 books to their young children and earn prizes along the way. Any child can participate until s/he enters Kindergarten. Stop by the Young People's desk to register and pick up a tracking sheet.

LEGO® CLUBEvery month on the third Friday, 4-5:30, all ages. Use your imagination and build a LEGO® creation for us to display in the Young People’s Department! Children under the age of 5 should have an adult helper with them. Registration is required for this free event. LEGO® Club dates are as follows:
  • Friday, January 19th, 4-5:30 (registration begins Tuesday, January 2nd)
  • Friday, February 16, 4-5:30. (registration begins Monday, February 5th)
  • Friday, March 16, 4-5:30. (registration begins Monday, March 5th)

Click here for teen and tween events.