Books for Babies
“If you want to work on the core problem, it’s early school literacy.” – James Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape
“Literacy… means far more than learning how to read and write… The aim is to transmit… knowledge and promote social participation.” – UNESCO
“No skill is more crucial to the future of a child, or to a democratic and prosperous society, than literacy.” – Los Angeles Times
|Parents are important in the development of their children, including newborns. By reading to their babies and becoming regular library users, parents help their babies develop language skills and start them on the path to success in reading and learning. FOLRR and Books for Babies, a national literacy program, endeavor to acquaint parents with this role.
|Parents receive a Books for Babies kit, like that shown to the right. 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. FOLRR has kits in English and in Spanish.
|For the past three years, FOLRR has partnered with Presbyterian Rust Medical Center to provide Books for Babies packets to all parents of babies born there. Hospital personnel distribute the packets. YOUR membership, donations, and purchases in our two stores and our monthly giant sales make possible this important and exciting opportunity to promote literacy in our community. THANK YOU!
“Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account.” – Hugh Mackay
Bookbag sales help fund Books for Babies program. Our sturdy bags are sold during our monthly giant book sales and always in our bookstore within Loma Colorado Main Library. Profits from these sales go directly to our Books for Babies program.