Santa Fe Public Library

Children

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler regularly to reach 1,000 books before Kindergarten!

Studies prove that reading to your child promotes literacy and encourages parent and child bonding.
Set your child up for academic success!
Log reading, earn badges all along the way and receive a brand new book for every 100 books read!

Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read.  Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success.  Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.

For each book you read together, color in one circle on your reading log. Earn book prizes for reading and raise strong readers!

Sign up your child ages 0-5 years old on the Beanstack app today at: https://santafelibrary.beanstack.com/reader365
Or ask for a reading log at your nearest library.

For more information, please visit https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

Online Programming

Check out our programs, stories, songs, crafts, experiments, and more on our Youtube Channel!

Got questions for the children’s librarians? We encourage children and youth to ask any and all questions via library@santafenm.gov!

Request Children’s Personalized Book Bundles For Checkout

Please fill out the form found here to request books on a particular topic for your child. We’ll call or email you when they’re ready for you to check out.

You can also call your nearest Children’s Department, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., for assistance:
Main Library, (505) 955-6837; La Farge, (505) 955-4863; Southside, (505) 955-2828

 

Reading Suggestions for Children

Want help finding a book for your child? Below are some helpful links.

2021-2022 New Mexico Battle of the Books (Elementary School Level)

2021-2022 New Mexico Battle of the Books (Middle School Level)

 

 

Accelerated Reader BookFinder

American Library Association Recommended Reading for Children

Book lists from the Monroe County Public Library

Book lists from New York Public Library 

What’s Next®: Books in Series database

 

Free Children’s eBooks

Feedbooks

Internet Archive

Project Gutenberg

Smashwords

  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

    library@santafenm.gov

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820