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Fairview Children Aim To Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Several Fairview children are aiming to read 1,000 books before beginning kindergarten -- and have already hit the 500-book mark.
Several Fairview children are aiming to read 1,000 books before beginning kindergarten -- and have already hit the 500-book mark. Photo Credit: courtesy Kristin Nelson
Fairview kids got a sweet reward for hitting the 500-book mark.
Fairview kids got a sweet reward for hitting the 500-book mark. Photo Credit: Fairview Free Public Library Facebook

FAIRVIEW, N.J. -- Five Fairview children are taking part in the national literacy campaign 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, in partnership with the Fairview Free Public Library -- and four of them have already reached the halfway mark.

Each child has read 500 books and will read 500 more before beginning kindergarten. "That is quite an accomplishment and we would be remiss if we did not recognize their achievement," the library noted.

The campaign's objectives are to promote reading to newborns, infants and toddlers, and encouraging parent-child bonding through reading For more information, visit the program's official website.

Local kids are still welcome to join in: visit or call the library at 201-943-6244. The library is located at 213 Anderson Ave. To keep up with library events, visit its website or follow it on Facebook.

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