Pine River Library kindergartner reads over 1,000 books

1,000 books reading program available to area children

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Pine River Public Library regular Jaxton 0. accomplished a great goal, reading 1,000 books before entering kindergarten in 2022.
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PINE RIVER — Jaxton O., a regular Pine River Public Library visitor, “caught” 1,000 books in the Pine River Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.

Jaxton - with the help of his parents, Jim and Jessica - read 1,000 books to complete the program.

The Pine River Public Library started the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program in April 2021. The program is also supported by the Pine River Lions, Hackensack Lions and the Crow Wing Power Trust.

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Each child is awarded a new book to add to their home library for every 100 books read and recorded. After reading 1,000 books, they receive a shirt and are added to the Wall of Fame at the library.

Any child from birth to starting kindergarten is eligible to join the 1,000 books reading program. They may sign up at any time.


Parents, don’t be discouraged by the number. Reading 1,000 books really isn’t that difficult. If you read three books a day every day, you have read 1,095 in a year.

To sign up your child or grandchild, bring them to the Pine River Public Library to see if they can “Catch” 1,000 books.

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