Ella read 1,000 books before kindergarten!

Another area child has joined the ranks of fellow readers who have read 1,000 books before kindergarten.

Ella Snyder, daughter of Melissa Snyder, recently completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Upper Sandusky Community Library. She started the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten on November 28, 2020, and reached her goal on August 15, 2022.

A hand holding a polaroid picture of a little girl smiling and holding a sign. The name Ella is written on the photo. Text to the right says I read 1,000 books before kindergarten.

Ella, who is five years old, often attends library programs. She loves eating green beans, pizza, and dunking her chicken in ketchup. Ella’s favorite color is pink, but her second favorite color is the rainbow. As for books, her two favorites are “Old Mother Hubbard” and “Tick Tock Tell the Time” by Kate Davies.

“It was so fun because turning the clock was fun,” Ella said.

Ella loves going to the park to play on the slide and make new friends. She also enjoys camping and swinging.

Ella will be in kindergarten at East Elementary School starting this month.

Any child from birth until they enter kindergarten can participate. Each child will receive a log to record the books with incentives being given along the way. As you read to your children, they will form a link between books and what they love most – your voice and your closeness.