Library offering literacy packages to newborns

The Three Rivers Public Library Earlier this month launched a program called “Born to Read in Three Rivers.”
Babies born at Three Rivers Health will receive a sturdy board book, growth chart and informative materials on the importance of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing for the development of a child’s early literacy skills.
Caryn Wilson, the library’s children’s librarian, said early literacy skills are needed for a child to ultimately learn to read, and it is never too early to get started.
Babies will also receive a tiny crocheted teddy bear, crafted by community volunteers.
Joni Coney, manager of the Obstetrics Department at Three Rivers Health said the Obstetrics staff and the hospital are grateful to the library for the opportunity to participate in the program.

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