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Children start learning the skills they need to become successful readers right away from birth. August County Library is excited to offer early literacy reading initiatives to help support your family as you follow the path to becoming readers.

logo for 1000 Books before Kindergarten with train locomotive1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

With the endorsement of Augusta County Schools, Augusta County Library is challenging parents to read 1,000 books to their children before they enter kindergarten. As your child enjoys 1,000 books, they will learn the vocabulary and interest in books that is needed for kindergarten. 

Participating is easy. Register your child ages birth to five at any Augusta County Library location. Track the books you read with your child on reading logs provided by the library. We’ll help you celebrate every 50 books as your child places a sticker on a train at the library.  And, earn a train whistle and conductor’s hat for 500 and 1,000 hours, respectively. 

Get started today! Download and print the welcome sheet or ask for a copy at any Augusta County Library location.  

Rubber Ducky Reading Club


Join the club! Our award-winning Rubber Ducky Club has become an annual event! 

With the help of parents or caregivers, children ages birth to pre-K complete 12 fun activities listed on an ducky sheet. When completed, turn the sheet in to any Augusta County Library location to collect an adorable rubber ducky.  Keep going and see how many different ducks you can collect! 

Get started today! Download and print the sheet here or ask for a copy at any Augusta County Library location, September 1 through December 3, 2016. 


Day by Day VA

Find fun activities to do every day with this family literacy calendar. Share songs, stories, and build your family’s literacy skills!


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