Early Literacy

Build literacy skills in children ages 0-5; Vol. 2, Issue 4

FALL into Reading!

At Home and On-the-Go Activities for Little Learners

While most school-aged children are getting back in the rhythm of school activities and such, some little siblings at home, or daycare, are needing to continue to be entertained in their absence during the day. PBS Kids has created some amazing reading and interactive learning resources to help parents and caregivers right at our fingertips. Click the links below to explore many great sites and reading and learning activities for your little learner.


gpbkids.org and PBS KIDS Video App: Explore full episodes, clips, games, and more educational tools for kids from ages 2-8.

PBS KIDS for Parents: Find tips, resources, printables, an Activity Finder and more tools for learning at home with young children, including a special virtual event: Prepping for a Very Different School Year.

To get free resources and activities sent directly to your phone, sign up for Bright by Text by texting “GPB” to 27448.

Read 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Statesboro Regional Library has a special program for pre-school children and their families. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is free for children ages birth to five years old. Visit or call the library today to learn more, register and pick up a starter pack. You can also register online.

Family Reading Tips

Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! Click here to find some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader.

Forever Reading 2021

Statesboro-Bulloch Regional Library has created a site to track the books that you read by the year. Log your reading for the year 2021!

Create your own account here and start tracking today.

Open to ages 18+ and all SRPL Libraries.

Storyline Online

This award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Bulloch County Community Literacy Partners Spotlight Edition

Ferst Readers

Ferst Readers' mission is to strengthen communities by providing quality books and literacy resources for children and their families to use at home during the earliest stages of development.

Free books for 5-year-olds and younger:

Ferst Readers of Bulloch County partners with Bulloch County Schools to supply free books and literacy materials to families. Parents or adults may sign up any child who is five-years-old or younger. Multiple children within a household may participate. This service helps do the following:

  • Encourage reading
  • Improve literacy in preschool children
  • Increase a child’s access to books at home
  • Encourage families to read together

Get Georgia Reading

Get Georgia Reading is a statewide public-private partnership that seeks to bring awareness and resources to Georgians to address the problem of illiteracy in our state's young children. In Georgia, two-thirds of third-grade children are unable to read on grade level. This is due to the growing number of children who lack basic early literacy skills when they enter pre-K and kindergarten, a foundation that must be built between birth and five years old to help ensure children learn to read well and meet grade-level milestones. Only 49.8 percent of Bulloch County Schools' third-grade students and 69.6 percent of its eighth-grade students can read on grade level. Get reading in our community to ensure our children are on track to achieve grade-level literacy.

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Free books for children ages 0-5

Free books help build a library right in a child's home. These are resources to access books for your home or one you know:

Bulloch County Schools

Bulloch County Schools is an internationally accredited public school district in Georgia that serves nearly 11,000 children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Early literacy and grade-level reading are major strategic initiatives of the school district, and it seeks to engage parents, the community, and community partners to effect change and improvement.