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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Library Challenges for All Ages

Keep busy with these library challenges! When you have completed all the challenges for your age group, send an email and a picture of yourself doing one of the activities to LIBLibraryEvents@fairfaxcounty.gov. Include your age group in the email.

Click below to see PDF of Library Challenges for April 2020. 

Storytimes Around the Web

  • Pete the Cat Club: James Dean leads stories and drawing activities on Instagram.
  • Goodnight with Dolly: Country superstar Dolly Parton reads bedtime stories.
  • Storyline Online: Watch videos of celebrities reading your favorite books.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: The Elephant & Piggie creator hosts daily doodle tutorials and virtual home studio tours.
  • Dan Guttman: Join the author on Facebook for read-alouds from his new and classic books.
  • Grace Lin: Head to YouTube to hear Lin read aloud from some of her award-winning books.
  • Story Time from Space: Watch astronauts on the Space Station read children’s books and perform science demonstrations.
  • NPR Storyhour: Join NPR for a virtual story hour featuring beloved classics.
  • ASL Storytime: Your favorite children’s books read in American Sign Language.
  • Spanish Storytime: Listen to well-known Spanish children's books read aloud by native Spanish speakers.
  • Stimola Live: Live stream events for kids and tweens led by authors and illustrators.
  • Everywhere Book Festival: Everyone can attend this virtual book festival May 1-2 organized by children’s authors.

Virtual Learning and Fun

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