The effort to encourage families to read 1000 books to their kids before kindergarten has become a popular library program.
This blog post has a great explanation of the research that could help back up a program, even though there is no research that directly correlates school success with reading 1000 books before Kindergarten
This blog post discusses the start-up process of one library's program
1000 Books Before Kindergarten App
The Bridges Library System created an app for parents to use to keep track of books read for participation in Wisconsin Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten programs. For more information and ideas on how to use and promote the app:
General information about the app, including publicity resources from the Bridges Library System
Links to resources about the app from the South Central Library System
Digital Byte from Wisconsin Valley Library System about the app (short informational video)
If you still have questions, please contact Leah at IFLS!