Early Learning and the Library

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Share 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

1000 Books B4K is an early learning challenge for ages 0-6 and their adults. Reading together helps to encourage learning and promotes pre-reading skills.  With achievements, goals, and prizes throughout the journey to 1000 books, your kids will be excited to sit down and snuggle up with a good book.


app_logoGet the App!

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App is now live in the app store, available for both Apple and Android products.  The app is a convenient way for you to track your children’s reading progress throughout the program.  Synced with Google books it is now easier than ever to search and add books to your child’s collection.



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Watch the Public Service Announcement produced by WBAY-TV2.

Download and Print: (documents are 8.5″ x 11″ .PDFs unless otherwise noted)

1000 Books B4K_V1.fw BCL.fw Brochure with 50-book reading record, details and entry form. English | Spanish  (8.5″ x 14″)
1000 Books B4K_V1.fw BCL.fw Details and How to Participate  English | Spanish
1000 Books B4K_V1.fw BCL.fw 50-Book Reading Record   English | Spanish
1000 Books B4K_V1.fw BCL.fw Entry Form   English | Spanish
1000 Books B4K_V1.fw BCL.fw Prize Poster – prizes for upcoming drawing.
 Media Sponsor: In partnership with:  Print Sponsor:
 WBAY TV2  CPC  Kuehn

Early Learning Activity Challenge

Why take the early Learning Activity Challenge?  The simple and free activities help children build the basic skills they need to get ready to read when they are older. Although you might win additional prizes by participating, the most valuable reward for you and your child is the fun time you spend together.

Download and Print: 

left yellow north How To Play   English | Spanish
left yellow north Brochure with six activity records/entry forms, and how-to-play details.  English | Spanish
left yellow north Activity Record/Prize Entry Set 1   English | Spanish
left yellow north Activity Record/Prize Entry Set 2   English | Spanish
left yellow north Activity Record/Prize Entry Set 3   English | Spanish
 left yellow north Prize Poster – prizes for upcoming drawing.
Partners: FCRNEW Healthy FamiliesCPC
The Early Learning Activity Challenge was supported by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services – 2014.


Born Learning Trails

The Born Learning Trails are designed to help adults interact with children to boost language and literacy development and to help caregivers understand how to best support early learning in outdoor everyday moments.



The Born Learning Trails at the Central Library and Southwest Branch are sponsored by Brown County United Way Emerging Leaders Society, The Community Partnership for Children, the Carl and Judy Buergi family (Central Library) and The Friends of the Brown County Library (Southwest Branch).

BCL Booklists for Kids

Books for Babies through Two-Year Olds
Books for Toddlers
Books for Preschool-Age Kids
Bilingual Picture Books
Other Booklists for various ages


Community Partnership for Children website