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Current Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thu: 10-4
Wed: 10-9 / Fri: 10-5 / Sat: 11-3
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

Current Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thu: 10-4
Wed: 10-9 / Fri: 10-5 / Sat: 10-3
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten / 1KB4K

It sounds like a monumental task to read 1000 books to your infant/preschool-aged child, but many caregivers around the country have done just that. Not only does this activity provide the opportunity to bond with your children, it also helps them to develop early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. Literacy experts have determined that children are ready to read after hearing approximately 1000 books!

Any story your child hears read aloud counts towards your 1000 books goal including story time books, eReaders, audio books, and iPad stories. Your child may ask you to read the same book more than once and that counts too! You may “double dip” and use the same titles for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KB4K), and for our summer reading club.

Ask one of the Children’s Librarians for some
good book suggestions!

For more information on our 1KB4K program, pick up a flyer at the Children’s Reference Desk at the Islip Public Library. Track each book read to your child either in a book log provided by us, or onto an online tracking app using your iPhone or Android device. For every 100 books read, receive a prize and sticker. Your child’s photo (including first name) will also be posted on the Islip Library’s Facebook page (with parent’s permission) after every 100 books read. Then receive a certificate upon completion.

Fun Facts:

  • If you read 3 books a day for 1 year, you’ll have read 1,095 books.
  • If you read 1 book a day for 3 years, you’ll have read 1,095 books.
  • You can do it! Get your child off to a good start!

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The Library is fully closed due to several positive COVID cases among the staff, and contact tracing has required quarantining for numerous personnel. We will re-open the building following a deep cleaning on Saturday, March, 13th at 10 am.
The Library parking lot will be undergoing work the week of March 8th, but vehicles will be able to traverse the lot. This work is a continuation of the renovation that occurred last year. Warmer weather was required to address outstanding issues.