Thanks to a proposal last year from Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen, the DC Public Library is launching Books from Birth to help foster early childhood literacy. All children enrolled in the program will receive a new book by mail every month from birth until the age of five – for free!
As DC Public Library notes, “Even at an early age, reading to young children is the best thing you can do to put them on a path to success. Your kids pick up new words, have fun while they learn, and develop skills they will need later in school.”
The Library wants to make reading with your child fun and easy. All parents have to do to receive the monthly free books is register here. Children must live in DC to participate.
Books from Birth will officially launch in early February with an announcement from Mayor Bowser and the DC Council. More details about the program will be released at that time.
To learn more about Books From Birth see these Frequently Asked Questions or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.