1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Funded in part by the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation’s endowment, the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is designed to emphasize the importance of reading aloud to children. It develops pre-literacy skills and introduces children’s literature to the youngest readers in our community.

Research shows that children introduced to reading early on in their lives tend to read earlier and excel in school. This program encourages young children and their families to develop positive associations with reading by spending quality time together as they read. By reading just one book a day, families can reach the 1,000-book goal and ensure that their children begin life with essential pre-reading skills.

To learn more, please contact us at 805.689.2448 or email.

Alan Brumberger is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Brumberger was the Chief Executive Officer and General Securities Principal for Emerald Point Capital, LLC., a FINRA Registered Broker Dealer in New York. He has held numerous leadership positions and Board memberships in various philanthropic organizations and investment banking firms including President and CEO of Shearson American Express International Limited, the firm's international investment banking arm in London. He is excited to do his part to help the Santa Barbara Public Library continue and build upon its remarkable record of being a fundamental community resource in broadening our citizens’ literacy.