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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.

Programs and Activities

Fairfax County Public Library offers many children's programs. All events are free. Go to the library’s event calendar and click on “View Events By…” to browse through programs by type, age or date or click on “Discover FCPL Events” to search for specific programs. Some programs have registration. Look for (R) in the description.

If you would like to receive notifications about some of our spotlight events, send a message to LibEarlyLiteracy@fairfaxcounty.gov. You will receive 1-2 monthly emails. 

Storywalks

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StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. It is an outdoor reading experience whereby a children’s book is deconstructed and the pages of the book are laminated and placed on wooden stakes or in permanent kiosks along a walking trail. Get children excited about reading by visiting a Fairfax County Public Library StoryWalk®.


Burke Centre Library StoryWalk®

Come stroll the grounds at Burke Centre Library while following the pages of "Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr.

Chantilly Regional Library StoryWalk®

Enjoy the fall weather as you read "Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson.

Chantilly Regional Library Indoor StoryWalk®

Walk through the library and read the Korean children's book "I Am a Dog" by Hui-Na Baek.

 

Day by Day VA

For daily activities related to reading, check out the Library of Virginia’s Family Literacy Calendar at http://daybydayva.org/.

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