Memorial Day Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 a.m. 

Reading Challenges

Image for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Wauconda Area Library’s early literacy program introduces young children to a wide range of literature, encourages families to spend quality time together and promotes pre-literacy and learning so children enter school ready to read, listen, learn and succeed!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

  • 3 books a day for 1 year =1,095 books
  • 1 book a day for 3 years  = 1,095 books

You can also:

  • Read the same book over, and over, and over.
  • Also, count the books your child hears in storytime, in daycare or preschool.
  • Read books from anywhere, not just library books.

How Does It Work?

  • Register:  Click below to sign up with Beanstack or in person.  Come to library for your starter pack.
  • Self Paced Program: Lets you decide how often and how long you read to your child.
  • Track Your Reading: Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a circle on the reading log.
  • Reading Logs : At each 100 books completed come to the library for a reading milestones memory maker sheet, commemorative sticker, and new log sheet.
  • Reading Incentives:  Children receive a free book at 500 and 1,000 books, along with a medal and certificate on completion.

Book Clubs for Kids

Stop by our Kid City help desks any time, we are happy to help you with book lists and using Beanstack.