Concord Free Library – Early Literacy Campaign Every Friday

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Concord Free Library – Early Literacy Campaign Every Friday

CONCORD, MA – The Concord Free Public Library is excited to offer an early literacy campaign called 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! The mission of this program is to promote early literacy skills to newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading. This is a fun, exciting, and free program to start your child on the right path to learning. All children ages birth to five years can participate in this year round program. Educators are also able to register an entire classroom.

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 25 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

The Library will host special storytimes to highlight these 100 Picture Books over the course of the school year. Every Friday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman will read one of these books. These readings will be posted at 10am on Facebook, 2 pm on Instagram, and also available at:

Parents and educators can register their child or class here:

Or download the Beanstack app for iOS or Android.

In addition, library staff and guest readers throughout the community will read the 101 picture books. New readings will be posted every Thursday, 10am on Facebook, 2 pm on Instagram, and also available at:

For more information about this program, email Royce McGrath at