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The Palmdale City Library’s “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, which began in 2017, is continuing for 2018.

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” is a nationwide program that encourages parents with children up to age 5 to read to them regularly. Keeping track makes it fun and keeps families invested in the process.

“Pick up your free ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ folder to get you started,” said Shay Hawken, library associate. “Each time you read a book with your child, write down the title in your log. Each time you read 100 books, take your log to the library to get a sticker and a prize for certain milestones. You also get to add your child’s name to our Reading Rocket each time you read 100 books!”

The Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call (661) 267-5600, TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.