Children start learning the skills they need to become successful readers right away from birth. August County Library is excited to offer two early literacy reading initiatives to help support your family as you follow the path to becoming readers.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Augusta County Library is challenging parents to read 1,000 books to their children before they reach kindergarten. This program is open to all children, birth to age five. Just visit any Augusta County Library to register and receive your first reading log.
Once registered, children will have personalized flowers posted on the Road to Reading wall. Bring the reading log back to the library each time you reach 50 books and receive an award sticker for your flower. We’ll collect the reading logs and assemble a special notebook to present to your child when you reach 1,000 books!
Get started today! Just download and print the welcome sheet, so you can start keeping track of the books you read with your child.
Rubber Ducky Reading Club
Join the club! The NACO award-winning Rubber Ducky Club has become an annual event at the Augusta County Library. This exciting club is open to children ages birth to five years old and is designed to promote early literacy. With the help of parents or caregivers, club participants complete an early literacy log consisting of twelve fun early literacy activities. When all twelve activities are complete, bring the activity sheet to the library and choose an adorable little rubber ducky. Keep going and see how many ducks you can collect! The Rubber Ducky Club runs from September 3 – December 5.
Get started today! Just download and print the activity sheet and start keeping track of the literacy activities completed by you and your child.