The Friends and national literacy program Books for Babies help parents help their babies develop language skills. Parents, who read to their babies start their children on the path to success in reading and learning.
New parents at Presbyterian Rust Medical Cente, Lovelace Westside Hospital and at WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) receive Books for Babies kits from the Friends. A kit usually includes a board book for baby, a certificate for baby’s first library card, and brochures with reading tips and early literacy information from nationally recognized educational organizations. The kits are available in English and Spanish.
The kits are funded by the Friends and the Brindle Fund Santa Fe Community Foundation. They are distributed free of charge to new parents.
Sales of colorful Friends book bags help fund the Books for Babies program.