Children’s Page

Welcome to the Children's Page!

Can you read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten? We bet you can! Reading aloud to your young child is one of the best ways to help build your child’s early literacy skills. These are the skills needed to become fluent and proficient readers once formal reading instruction begins in Kindergarten.

To get started, stop by the Library any time during open hours to pick up your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten starter folder. Or, track your progress online using our digital Beanstack app. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is available in English and Spanish.

You and your child will receive prizes and gift certificates along the way as you aim to read a total of 1,000 books. Upon completion of the program, your child will receive special recognition and a diploma.

For more information, contact us at 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is brought to you by the San Juan Island Library with funding from the Stocker Foundation.

The San Juan Island Library is delighted to offer the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a book gifting program for young children offered throughout the U.S. and the world.

All children, birth up to age five, living within the 9825 zipcode are eligible to receive free books mailed to their home each month.

Books are selected by a team of child development specialists to be age-appropriate, help children build early literacy skills, inspire imagination, and create opportunities for bonding with your child.

Questions about the program can be directed to Melina Lagios, San Juan Island Library Youth Services Manager at