With back to school preparations in full swing, kids will enjoy this sweet story told from the point of view of an elementary school that is getting anxious about its first day of school.

It’s back to class next week for students in the Cobb County and Marietta City school districts as well as several private schools and homeschoolers. Cobb County libraries are a destination for fun social activities and a major resource for enriching the 2016-2017 School Year for everybody.

The start of the School Year is a great time to highlight the role of public libraries as partners for parents and guardians of the community’s youngest children – before they go to school for the very first time. Our 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten program promotes the critical message that reading at the youngest ages counts!

Your Cobb County public libraries support early literacy development – and lifelong literacy skills. There are more than 50,000 children under age 5 in Cobb County. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends reading and engaging in conversations regularly with young children to encourage brain development and strengthen parent-child relationships to build language, literacy and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex and other picture books in the library’s Juvenile Collection qualify towards earning a badge in the library’s 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten program.

Reserve a book at or by contacting any Cobb County library location. For information on the 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten early literacy initiative, visit


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