Salina Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

Help your child know that they are a part of something big, really big! Give them the opportunity to feel proud of a huge accomplishment! Make sure they are as ready as they can be for one of the biggest moments of their little life — starting school.

Read for Prizes

Getting to 1,000 books is fun and easy! Earn a sticker for every 100 books you read, as well as fun midway and finisher prizes!

Log 500 books and pick up your midway prize!

A book and treasure prize.

1000 books is just the beginning!

Finish the program and earn a book and a tshirt to celebrate all your hard work!

Events for Young Readers

Special programs at our library that are perfect for getting children excited about books, reading and all things learning.


  • Ask our friendly staff for suggestions — we’re here to help you on your journey to 1,00 books before kindergarten!
  • Visit Salina Public Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child.
  • build literacy skills by singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child.
  •  Don’t stop at 1,000. Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!