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News Release

Children Get a Head Start, Thanks to Moreno Valley Public Library

For immediate release: April 30, 2024

1000 Books Before Kindergarten®

Children and their parents are getting an important head start on their reading–and their future academic success–thanks to a partnership between Moreno Valley Public Library and the 1000 Books Foundation. Moreno Valley Public Library is making it easier than ever to participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten®, a fun challenge, established by the 1000 Books Foundation. The challenge is designed to promote reading in the earliest stages of childhood, as well as strengthen the parent-child bond through reading.

During Moreno Valley Public Library’s annual Día del Niños y del Libros celebration on April 27th at the Iris Plaza Branch, the Library officially launched 1000 Books Before Kindergarten® as a new reading challenge. Early exposure to reading can increase vocabulary, introduce new concepts in a fun way, and foster a love for reading and learning. Readers can participate in ongoing or seasonal reading challenges in person at their local Moreno Valley Public Library branch in person or online.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten® lays out a plan for parents to read a thousand books with their children before they enter kindergarten, giving each child a valuable boost in reading and learning. Moreno Valley Public Library offers convenient access to resources, tracking, and incentives for the challenge, both in person and online via the library’s reading challenge website at: moval.beanstack.com. The Moreno Valley Friends of the Library support this challenge and other library programs through book sales at the Book Nook store at the Main Library.

For additional information or to get help with registration, call the Main Library at 951-413-3880; the Iris Plaza Branch 951-413-3670; or the Moreno Valley Mall Branch 951-413-3761, or email citylibrary@moval-library.org.

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About Moreno Valley Public Library
The fundamental goal of the Moreno Valley Public Library is to provide services that will contribute to the educational development and cultural vitality of Moreno Valley. Visitors to the Main Library (25480 Alessandro Blvd.), Iris Plaza Branch (16170 Perris Blvd. Suite C3), Moreno Valley Mall Branch (22500 Town Circle, Suite 2078) locations will find titles in both traditional and modern formats, public computers, WiFi, Veterans’ Resources Center, family-friendly special events and other free ongoing activities for all ages. The Library Commission, comprising seven members appointed by the City Council, advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on operations. Library services are operated under contract to Library Systems & Services, LLC. For more information, visit www.moval.org/mv-library.

About Moreno Valley Friends of the Public Library
A 501(c)3 organization, the Moreno Valley Friends of the Library (MVFOL) supports programs for all ages at the Moreno Valley Public Library. The MVFOL sells used books and other withdrawn library materials in the Book Nook store, located inside the Main Library. They maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries; to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; and to stimulate gifts of
books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments, and bequests to the organization.

About 1,000 Books Foundation
The 1000 Books Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions to the 1000 Books Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes. According to the 1000 Books Foundation’s Mission Statement, “Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills.”


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