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Fort Worth Public Library Foundation promotes reading with baby shower gifts

Posted June 23, 2017

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“'Read to Me,' written in English and Spanish, encourages mothers to read to their children from birth."

Earlier this year, the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation rolled out a new literacy initiative that provides all mothers who give birth at JPS Health Network a Fort Worth Library card and a copy of the book “Read to Me.”

The next phase is called Books for Baby Showers and offers a way for guests at baby showers to provide the book and library card to expectant mothers. A $35 donation also provides three books and library cards to newborns at JPS.

“We’ve received many requests to buy the book and library card, and now this is possible,” said Leslie Oliver, president and CEO of the Library Foundation.

Books for Tarrant County Babies is a joint initiative of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, Fort Worth Library, JPS Foundation and JPS Health Network.

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