Aalfs Downtown Library
529 Pierce Street
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read with your child and celebrate reading milestones with us! Children who hear at least 1,000 books before kindergarten have greater success learning to read, and we’re here to help. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are all eligible to participate.

Let’s get started!

1.   Visit any Sioux City Public Library location to receive a tracking card, or download and print the first card.

2.   Mark one of the boxes each time your child enjoys a book.

·       Books can be counted again and again. Repetition is good for learning new words!

·       Count books your child hears in storytime, in daycare or preschool, and with a friend or family member. Listening to books is the goal!

3.   Bring your completed card to any of the Sioux City Library locations, and we’ll celebrate the accomplishment with you! During your visit to the Library, you’ll also receive the next card to continue tracking books, or you can download and print the next card to continue tracking your progress.

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First Bookmark (Books 1-200) 

Second Bookmark (Books 201-400)
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Third Bookmark (Books 401-600)
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Fourth Bookmark (Books 601-800)
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Final Bookmark (Books 801-1000)