1000 books before school

Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school.

The aim of the program is to read 1000 books to your child before they start school and help them develop a lifelong love of books. Every book that your child completes, or actively listens to, counts – this includes stories read at Story time sessions, daycare, playgroup, kindergarten, as well as the same book over and over again. You can read books from anywhere – not just library books.

The program finishes once your child reaches 1000 books, or starts school.

Port Phillip libraries will be participating in this program starting in March so stay tuned. However, if you can't wait until then you can register online at the State Library of Victoria