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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Post Date:05/04/2021 2:23 PM



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May 5, 2021


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Developing literacy skills in children begins at birth. Reading just three books together every day means 1,000 books will have been read in one year.  The City of Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services division is excited to announce the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge going on now. 


To participate in the challenge, register at and track the number of books read.  There is no completion date, simply the goal of reading 1,000 books before entering Kindergarten. Begin today to help create a lifelong love of reading and a foundation for academic success with your child. 


Registration is open at Library locations in Santa Maria, Cuyama, Guadalupe, Orcutt, Los Alamos and the SMPL to Go Bookmobile during grab and go hours.  Register by visiting, by visiting a local Library location, or calling the Public Library at (805) 925-0994. 


Follow the Library on social media for updates on programming, resources, and services.  Facebook: Santa Maria Public Library and Instagram: @santamaria_publiclibrary.


The Santa Maria Public Library’s main Library, branch Libraries and Bookmobile are open for Grab and Go service in accordance with the local health emergency declared by the County.  Passport services are available by appointment at the main Library. The Library also offers 24/7 digital resources including downloadable eBooks, movies, magazines, and audiobooks. Online databases and programs, email reference service, veterans’ resources, updates about the Library’s operations and more are available online at Patrons may also apply for a free Library card online.


Questions may be directed to the Library’s Youth Services division, (805) 925-0994 extension 8564.


Department:                            Public Library

Contact Person:                     Kaela Villalobos, Librarian II

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0994 extension 1953

Email Address:               

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