Birthday Books!

My Birthday Book!

Two of the best ‘B’ words. The Richmond Memorial Library wants to help you celebrate your baby’s birthday. As part of the GRO program, the library is giving babies a gift book on their first and second birthday.

Parents who want to participate in the program should bring their baby to the children’s room at the Richmond Memorial Library sometime during the month of the child’s first or second birthday. Each child will receive a gift wrapped book, and parents will receive information about children’s programs at the library. Parents are encouraged to read the gift books aloud to their children, and to sign up for a library card if they haven’t already done so.

The book given to one-year-olds is the classic picture book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Parents have been reading this book to their children at bedtime since it was first published in 1947. The book for two-year-olds is another favorite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Both titles are in sturdy board book form, perfect for young children to read for years to come.

The Birthday Book program is sponsored by a grant from New York State Family Literacy Library Services. GRO (Giving Reading Opportunities) uses these grant funds for this and other programs that promote preschool literacy.

-Susan Briggs, GRO Program Coordinator

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