TNRL Invites Families to Read 1001 Stories Before Grade One

Kamloops, BC – October 4, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL) is proud to introduce 1001 Before Grade One, a brand-new early literacy program that makes it easy and fun to build the habit of daily reading at home!

This free TNRL program encourages parents and caregivers to read 1001 stories with their child before they start grade one.

Children’s author Mem Fox has said, “children need to hear a thousand stories before they can begin to learn to read. Or the same story a thousand times!” and the TNRL agrees.

“Children who are regularly read to at home grow up to have greater enjoyment and higher confidence in their reading and writing. As a result, children exposed to reading tend to be more successful in school and, ultimately, in life,” said Melissa Miller, Early Years Coordinator. “We encourage all families in the Thompson-Nicola region to take advantage of this opportunity through the 1001 Before Grade One program.”

Parents and caregivers can pick up their 1001 Before Grade One package at any TNRL location.

To learn more, visit:


About the TNRL:

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library services diverse urban and rural communities across the Thompson-Nicola region, with 12 library locations, the Mobile Library, and the TNRL website. The TNRL has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and informational needs of Thompson-Nicola residents for nearly 50 years. We strive to be a leader in celebrating literacy and transforming lives through knowledge and information. To start your library experience, head to your local library or visit:

Media Contact:

Melissa Miller, Early Years Coordinator
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Tel.: 250 554-1124


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