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1000 Books Together

1000 Books Together

Read stories at home with your child and earn prizes along the way!

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Who is this for?
The 1000 Books Together program is designed for families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers up to and including age 5! In other words – any child that has not yet started Kindergarten.

When can we start?
Now! Registration is ongoing year round 

Why 1000 books?  
Reading together enhances the relationship between children and their parent/caregiver, plus it builds early literacy skills, which are the foundation for educational success. Studies have shown that the more words a child is exposed to in the years before beginning, the more prepared they will be for learning to read independently.  

We know that 1000 books can seem daunting, but if you read just one book a night together, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years! And don’t worry – reading the same title over and over counts! 😊 

How to get started:


Download the free Reader Zone app from your device’s app store and log in or sign up.

If you already have a login from a previous reading club, you can use that. If not, click “Get Started” and fill out all information. 

Once logged into Reader Zone click “Join a Program” and enter one of the following codes to register your little one for 1000 books:
    • 1000 Books (English version) – 8bed7
    • 1000 Libros (Español) – ad628

Once you are signed up on Reader Zone, come to the Children’s Information Desk at the Patchogue-Medford Library’s Main Building to receive your FREE 1000 Books Together canvas tote bag and your child’s interactive reading path.   


Start reading and earning prizes! 

We have partnered with the Library’s Makerspace team to create some amazing, one-of-a-kind prizes for you and your child! 

1000 Books Together Prize Guide

Sign Up – Custom made tote bag for all your books! 

Stickers will be awarded for every 100 books! 

Keep reading to reach these levels and earn additional prizes!

200 Books – set of custom engraved colored pencils 

400 Books – 12-piece laser cut wooden puzzle to decorate with your own design 

600 Books – set of 3 assorted shapes stencils 

800 Books – laser engraved child-sized tumbler 

1000 Books – sublimation lunch bag that you design and customize in our Makerspace, your completed reading path/certificate of completion – PLUS a special prize for you, the hardworking parent/caregiver! 

Use Udemy on Mobile:
Udemy Business is available on mobile for both iOS and Android. Download the iOS app or Android app wherever you download your apps.
Once the app is downloaded you will be prompted to input your organization’s account name. Input “gale” without the quotes. 

Please note that the Udemy Business app is distinct, and Udemy Business accounts cannot be accessed via the mobile app.

The Udemy Business Android mobile app is not supported on Chromebooks or Chrome OS devices.