Books for Babies

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 ~ starting them on the path to success in reading and learning.  The Friends and national literacy program Books for Babies endeavor to acquaint and help parents with this role. Never too young to read!
New parents at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center receive a Books for Babies kit from Friends of the Library.

Each 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 Friends make kits in English and in Spanish.

2013 Presbyterian staffers Friends President & Books for Babies kits
Loma Colorado Main Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) helps FOL by assembling the kits at Friends-sponsored pizza and packing parties. bfb-kit-contents-IMG_0774_01
Sales of colorful Friends book bags help fund the Books for Babies program.  These sturdy bags are available during our monthly book sales and in our bookstore within Loma Colorado Main Library. fol-Totes-lg