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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a tracking system that encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school.  Ransom Library is participating in this program with other Allegan County libraries, thanks to a generous grant from the Allegan County United Way and Volunteer Center.

Don't let the big number intimidate you - if you read 2 books to your child at bedtime every night, you will complete 730 books in the next year alone!  If this sounds daunting, then you could aim for one book per day for three years or even ten books per week for two years.  The words your child will be exposed to by listening to these thousand books will drastically improve their vocabulary, which primes them for reading success once they start school.  Pick up your packet today!

If you have questions about this program or need suggestions for good books to read to your preschool child, ask for Erin or Macy.

Special Events

View our flyer of summer programming here!

  Ongoing Programs

After School Programs

  • Monday: Lego Play - 4-5 p.m. (April 3rd through June 26 - NOTE: No Lego Play on June 5th)
    • Come build whatever your heart desires with our bricks!  Your creation will stay on display at the library until the following session.
  • Tuesday: Discovery Hour - 4-5 p.m. (April 11th through May 23rd)
    • This STEAM-based program helps kids learn about the wonders of science through interesting experiments.  Explore something different every week!  Come prepared to get messy.

Preschool activities take place every weekday at 10:30 a.m.  This session runs April 3rd through May 26th.  Programs will be 30-45 minutes in duration.

  • Monday: Story Time
    • Kids and caregivers can make new friends, sing fun songs, and enjoy great stories.
  • Tuesday: Baby Story Time
    • Designed especially for the developmental needs of infants and toddlers under the age of two, this program uses stories, music, and rhyme to encourage language development.
  • Wednesday: Preschoolers Explore!
    • Let your child use their sense to experiment and we'll clean up!  We will provide different materials each week for your child to manipulate.  Dress for a mess...
  • Thursday: Story Time
    • Kids and caregivers can make new friends, sing fun songs, and enjoy great stories.  This program will finish with a craft.
  • Friday: Fun Day!
    • Different activities will be available each Friday so you and your child can explore something new at the library.  Activities will be self-directed.  Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 


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Ransom District Library - 180 S. Sherwood Ave. - Plainwell, Michigan 49080
Phone: 269-685-8024 - Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10-9 - Fri & Sat: 10-5 - Sun: 1-5

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