The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has launched a new literacy initiative for young readers in the community called "300 Books by 3rd Grade."
The new program challenges children to read 300 books by the beginning of their 3rd grade year.
EVPL says that while 300 Books by 3rd Grade compliments its "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program, which has been offered since 2019, readers don't have to complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten to begin 300 Books by 3rd Grade.
Kids who sign up for new the program can earn buttons when they have read 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300 books.
You can find more information on the program on evpl.org/initiatives/3oo-books-by-3rd-grade.