MORE THAN BOOKS AND BUILDINGS
New parent literacy education
Librarians are helping new parents become their child's first and best teacher.
By partnering with local hospitals and new baby clinics, the library sends thousands of new parents home with vital knowledge about the importance of reading with their newborn. New parents get engaging literacy kits, available in English and Spanish. The kit includes information about their baby's growing brain and an introduction to the library. The packet also includes a free baby book and a baby’s first library card application.
Parents are encouraged to start reading and talking to their newborn from the day that they go home from the hospital.