Calvert Library’s “500 by Five”initiative inspires Calvert’s children to read 500 books by 5 years old.

Track your child’s progress online or on the 500 by Five paper log.

Reading with young children on a daily basis is a lifetime gift for everyone that:

  • Builds a stronger relationship with your child
  • Increases basic speech and communication skills
  • Improves logical thinking
  • Increases vocabulary
  • Enhances concentration and discipline
  • Helps ease transitions to major milestones or other potentially stressful experiences
  • Promotes school readiness
  • Encourages a love of learning

And, let’s not forget, it is just plain fun!


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