Skip to main content
Fairfax County logo

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.

Early Literacy Services

adult reading to children

Fairfax County Public Library established the Early Literacy Services Program in 2004. This program emphasizes the skills and concepts needed for school readiness and strives to connect teachers and families to the library resources that will help prepare young children for reading and writing. Library staff and volunteers present early literacy storytimes directly to preschool children (age 4-5) in child care centers, preschools, family child care homes and Head Start classrooms. The program also offers teacher workshops to demonstrate strategies when using library books and other literacy-based materials.

If you are interested in a classroom storytime visit for preschool children age 4-5, send an email to LibEarlyLiteracy@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Deputy Storytime at Oakton Library

Sheriff Deputy Storytime at Oakton Library

Deputy Storytime at Oakton Library

A little girl shakes a bell as everyone sings about dinosaurs.

Deputy Storytime at Oakton Library

Lieutenant Emily Fray reads Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin.

Deputy Storytime at Oakton Library

Lieutenant Fray passes out gifts from the Sheriff Department.

Deputy Storytime at Oakton Library
Fairfax County seal