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Children

The Library recognizes the connection between reading to young children early, library use and educational success. The National Commission on Reading concluded that, “The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” Whether your family needs help locating a good book to read or information to complete a school project, we’re here to help.


coreyWe are committed to fostering a love for reading in every child by encouraging parents to begin reading to their children as early as possible.  Our 1,000 Books B4K program promotes reading one thousand books to children before they enter kindergarten.  Children need to hear words spoken for language development and the easiest way to hear words is to read aloud to kids.

Studies show that talking, reading and singing with your child every day from birth helps build their brains as well as important language, math, and reading skills for use in school and beyond. This library program encourages parents to read 1,000 books to kids before they enter school.

This is an on-going program with no end date. The only requirement is that you finish before your child starts kindergarten.

Register at Margaret Jones Public Library and take home your starter kit.

Track your reading. Each time you read a book, color in a circle on the bubble sheet. If you read a book twice, color in two circles. 

Show us your reading log. When you reach 100 books, you will receive a milestone sticker.

Read more books! When you get all the way to 1,000, you’ll receive a prize.

How can I read 1,000 books? It’s easy!  3 books per day x 1 year = 1,095 books


Our Books and Bubbles story time for children ages zero to five is presented on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am. We sing songs, use flannel stories and rhymes, and read books of course in this 30-minute story time. Then we have a time of play.
Books & Bubbles



Books and Barks is a great way for new readers to practice reading aloud. Once a month, Jim McCleary and his trained dogs come to the library. His dogs listen to young readers and help them gain confidence and build reading skills.

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During the summer months when school is out, the library offers the Summer Reading Program. Research has shown that reading over the summer break helps prevent students from losing ground and helps prepare them for the next school year. Participating in the library’s Summer Reading Program is a great way to stop the “summer slide”. Each year there is a new theme. Check the library’s calendar for more details.