First Book Of Beaufort - Beaufort Country Reading Program

To learn to read is to light a fire.

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

First Book Of Beaufort - Beaufort Country Reading Program

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.

May Ellen Chase

First Book Of Beaufort - Beaufort Country Reading Program

There are many ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.

Jacqueline Kennedy

Our mission is to ensure that every 4 year-old in Title I schools and Head Start Centers in Beaufort County has books in his/her home.

Did you know?

 

8,500 children in Beaufort County live in poverty. Statistics show that 2 out of 3 children living in poverty have NO books in their homes. This impairs children’s early language and literacy development and later reading achievement. Getting books into these children’s homes can change their lives by getting them enthused about books and setting them on a course for lifetime literacy.

 

First Books of Beaufort sponsors monthly interactive story hours during the school year for 4-year-olds at Title I preschools and Head Start Centers in Beaufort County.

Books change lives. Give a book to a child in need.

St. Helena- Peg S

Reading to young children has been proven to help children:

 

  • Increase their vocabulary.
  • Develop school skills of listening, remembering, and analyzing.
  • Stimulate their imaginations.
  • Learn about peer relationships.
  • Learn coping strategies for problem situations.
  • Build self-esteem.
  • Increase their knowledge of the world around them.

 

Books change lives. Give a book to a child in need.

Thank you to our two major grantors for the 2016-2017 school year!

CommunityFoundationOfTheLowcountry
CoastalCommunityFoundationofSouthCarolina