1. Jerry Jarrell October 26, 2015 @ 11:11 am Reply

    I think the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative is wonderful! I’m wondering if some tech-savvy librarian can develop an app for the program so that all parents (or libraries) have to do is scan a book’s barcode to enter it into their patron’s reading record. It shouldn’t be that hard to do, but it is definitely out of my wheelhouse. Just an idea. 🙂

    • Liz Bowie Liz Bowie November 10, 2015 @ 12:55 pm Reply

      Great thought, Jerry! Two apps have been developed to track 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, both available for Apple and Android. Check out Waukesha County Federated Library System’s app, which features book scanning, the ability to add multiple accounts and a reward system. The app developed by the 1,000 Books Foundation also features book scanning and multiple accounts. Best of all, both are free! Enjoy and thanks for your comment.

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