For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. 1000 Books before Kindergarten is an ongoing family challenge to share one thousand books with your child before they enter kindergarten. Why? Because the best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is to have someone read aloud to them. This is a party to celebrate the progress of readers already participating, and for new families to sign-up. We have a very special guest! Eric Sturtevant, the author and illustrator of board book favorites, will be here to share them with us. Join us for books, crafts, photos, and a light snack. Please Note: this event takes the place of storytimes on Tuesday, September 24.