Fort Scott Public Library offers an early literacy program: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Sign up here. Children from birth through kindergarten are invited to participate. Upon registration via phone or in person, participants receive a reading record. Each complete reading of a story that the child hears counts toward their 1,000 books, and participants receive a sticker, free picture book, and new reading log at each 100-book milestone. Call, message, or visit us for more information on this exciting program. You may also visit this link: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten for more information or to install a free app, helpful for tracking books read. Join the program and improve your child’s chance of success today! We now offer a hybrid version of this program. You may do it all online if you prefer, or mix and match how you participate (some in-person options and some online).