Thursday, January 15, 2009

Books for Babes

Do you have a new baby in your family, or know someone who does? The Ridgefield Library sends its congratulations and would like to give you a little gift to celebrate the occasion. Our new Books for Babes program provides newborns and their parents with a Ridgefield Library tote bag complete with a board book and a variety of information to introduce you to all the Library has to offer for even the youngest visitor.

Reading is closely associated with the path to success in school and life, and your Books for Babes bag is part of the foundation of your child’s lifelong love of reading and libraries. Enjoy the board book included in the bag, and then come to the Library to explore other offerings. Start by dropping in to Mother Goose, our popular program of music, movement and rhymes for newborns through age 2 and an adult. Material included in the bag tells you more about how our Children’s Services department will travel with you through the progressive stages of your child’s development.

The Library is also a great resource for parents and caregivers, with our special collection of parenting books and media, helpful staff and lots of opportunities for networking with other new parents.

Just contact me at 203-438-2282 x 1009 or to request a Books for Babes bag for yourself or a friend. We know new parents’ schedules are full and unpredictable, so we have volunteers waiting to deliver a bag to your doorstep, or you can come in and pick one up if you wish.

Books for Babes was developed by the Library’s “Younger Set” community outreach committee and is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Contact me anytime for more information about these dedicated volunteer groups and how you can get involved.

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