Library recognizes first 1,000 books achiever

The S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee County Library recently celebrated its first young person to complete the early literacy reading program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Rosalene (Rose) Frangenberg and her family signed up for the program in 2016 and reached the 1,000 book mark in July. Rose is a student at Keshena Primary School. To recognize her accomplishment, the library threw Rose a special party in her honor. Rose is the daughter of Audrey and Charles Frangenberg, of Shawano.

The purpose of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge, an initiative adopted by libraries across the country, is to promote reading to newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading. Children who are introduced to books and reading during this critical time of early development tend to learn language more quickly and have better success in their learning as they grow. Parents and caregivers are the first education providers during their children’s early critical years, so reaching the goal of 1000 Books is a celebration of the efforts of the whole family.

Anyone with a child 1 month to 5 years old can register with the program. For more information, visit the library, located at the College of Menominee Nation, N172 State Highway 47-55 in Keshena, or call 715-799-6226, ext. 3003.