1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

The Sargent Library is excited to present the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It’s as simple as it sounds—make a goal to read 1,000 books to your child before Kindergarten. This program has been launched in libraries across the country as an effort to increase the development of early literacy skills in young children. Reading aloud helps develop children’s language skills and imaginations. The most important predictor of school success is being read to at home by parents or caregivers during early childhood.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun, free way to start your child on the path to success. 1,000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read one book each night, you will reach your goal in less than 3 years. Children can participate from birth until they start Kindergarten. Stop by the library to register and pick up a reading log and free book bag to start your first 100 books with your child. There is a prize for every 100 books completed. All children from Sargent and surrounding communities are welcome to participate. Happy reading.

For more information, contact sargentlibrary@gmail.com or (308) 527-4241.

Doris Gill Memorial funds partially funded this project. In addition, this program is sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and funded in part with state funds allocated through the Nebraska Legislature.

100 Years ago – The controversial hot lunch in schools

One hundred years ago, the idea of a hot lunch in school was controversial. Some of the parents felt it was a new-fangled idea and most unnecessary.  Some of the teachers complained that they didn’t have time to prepare the lunch.  Wait, what? . . . The teachers had to prepare the lunch?????

Sargent Leader November 3, 1921
Sargent Leader – November 3, 1921

If you would like to read more articles from the past, be sure to visit the Sargent newspaper archives.

There have been many kids coming to the library to check out books this summer, but so far, no one has met their reading goal for the month of June. Will anyone be entered into the drawing for a chance to win a bike?  Entry/Record forms are available at the library or online by clicking here:  Summer Reading Record Form.


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