Beaver County Library System
Beaver County

Book Drops Open Beginning Tuesday, May 26th

We are not currently circulating new materials, we are only accepting returns.

We are taking the community and staff safety into consideration when we reopen our libraries. Services will return gradually. Since there are over 9,000 items checked out, our first step will be to accept return items through our libraries' book drops beginning Tuesday, May 26th. Due dates have been extended to June 30th.

We encourage patrons to return the items they have checked out so that these items can be placed in quarantine. The items will be checked in after the quarantine period and when it is safe for staff.

Please visit our Library Information page for our resources that may help you at this time and to apply for a library card if you do not have one. Patrons are invited to use our digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Join us for Summer Reading!

Welcome to the Beaver County Library System's "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program!

The program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters school. The program is self-paced and lets you decide how often and how long you read to your child.
By reading to your child, you can help your child learn six early literacy skills:
  • Vocabulary - Knowing the name of things
  • Print Motivation - A child's interest in and enjoyment of books
  • Print Awareness - Noticing print everywhere; knowing how to handle a book and knowing how to follow the words on a page
  • Letter Knowledge - Knowing that letters have names and are different from each other, and that specific sounds go with specific letters
  • Phonological Awareness - Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words
  • Narrative Skills - Being able to describe things and events and tell stories

Goal of the program:

  • Introduce a fun way to encourage families to read aloud to their young children
  • Introduce children to a variety of books and promote early literacy so children can enter school ready to learn
  • Reinforce parents' role as their child's first teacher
  • Encourage families to regularly use the library for lifelong learning

How it works:

  • Read books to your child and record each title on the reading sheet. Books may be read more than once and recorded. Books read at library story times, day care centers, preschools, or by others may be counted.
  • Return completed reading sheet to receive a sticker and your next reading sheet or print sheets from here.
  • When you have finished 1,000 books, you will receive a certificate and a gift. But, most important, your child will have a jumpstart on success in school.
Reading 1,000 books may sound impossible; however, if you read only 3 books a day to your child, you will complete this program in less than a year. But, don't feel rushed!

Child's age at start of program Number of books to read per day to complete program Number of books to read per week to complete program
0 years old 1 4
1 year old 1 5
2 years old 1 7
3 years old 2 10
4 years old 3 20

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