Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Each child in the Windham Area is welcome to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program (1kBBK)! The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. 

We are not currently registering or tracking 1kBBK at Nesmith Library. You are welcome to use the resources below to participate on your own, and we would love to hear about your success along the way! Stay tuned for future plans and announcements, and please reach out if we can help with other library services. Thank you.



Caregivers have a variety of options for keeping track of books read as part of the 1kBBk challenge!

  • Track Reading On Your Computer: Download reading log sheets from the official 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (1kBBK) Resources, and type your titles in the PDF forms! Bring a flash drive to the library if you would like help downloading and saving the reading logs. There are reading logs for the first 100 titles, the second 100 titles, the third 100 titles, etc., all the way up to 1000!
  • Track Reading On Paper: Print the reading log sheets from the official 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (1kBBK) Resources, and fill them in as you read. The library will not keep the paper reading logs once they are completed, but caregivers are welcome to do so! Please visit us at the library if you would like help printing the reading logs.
  • Track Reading In the App: 1kBBK has an app for Apple and Android phones and other devices, which you can download and use to track your childrens' reading! Search for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten in the app store on your device to get started. You will sign up for an account within the app using an email address. The app has features allowing you to search for the book read or type in your own titles. Visit the app instructions on the 1kBBK website for more details.

Pictured: Julian and mom, on reaching his first 100 books, February 2020!


Pictured: Celine (left) on reaching 900 books, and Ethan (right) on reaching 600 books, February 2020!

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