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Reading Challenges

​​​​​​​​​​Reading Challenges​

​​​​Coppell reads 2020

​The Cozby Library and Community Commons is kicking off its 10th annual city-wide reading program this December! This year we will read Front Desk by Kelly Yang. Drawing on her own life experiences, Yang explores main character 10 year old M​ia’s experiences working the front desk at her family’s hotel.

​Heavy themes, including extortion, fraud, and racism, are balanced with the naïve dreams and determination of a 10-year-old.... With bittersweet information on Chinese immigration to America added in an author's note, this book captures many important themes …Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages."
-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

Free copies of the book and additional activities will be available at the library beginning December 14 while supplies last. Library copies of books, ebooks, audiobooks, and eaudiobooks are also available for checkout. For more information please call 972-304-3658 or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov

​​1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for school. Reading to your child improves vocabulary and language skills, improves concentration, and is a great way to strengthen your relationship. Parents, grandparents, and older siblings can help your child meet this challenge. Books read to them at storytimes and daycare can be included. Books can be repeated too! 

How can we possibly read 1000 books before Kindergarten?

One book per night for a year is 365 books. By the age of three, you’ll have read 1095 books to your child. ​

Keep track of your reading!

There are two easy ways to keep track of your progress: reading log sheets and the 1000 Books App. You can download the PDF form here or pick one up at the Information Desk. Prefer to go paperless? Download the app onto your device. Search for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. ​

Get a certificate for every 100 books read!​

For every 100 books you read, show us your paper log or progress on the app to receive a certificate! ​

​​​​Summer Reading Challenge

We'll see you next summer for the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge!