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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

To be announced.

  Ongoing Programs

After School Programs

  • Monday: Build-O-Rama - 4-5 p.m. (June 12 through August 21)
    • Children are welcome to use our Lego bricks to build a masterpiece!  Creations will remain on display in the library for one week.
  • Thursday: Discovery Hour - 3-4 p.m. (June 15 through August 24)
    • Learn how exciting science can be in our most popular program!  Miss Macy demonstrates scientific concepts to kids by creating interesting experiments and allowing them to get their hands dirty executing them.

Preschool activities take place every weekday at 10:30 a.m.  This session runs through August 24th.  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.


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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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