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Baby Book Bags

Post and prenatal units in Washington Health System

Program Description

The Baby Book Bags program has existed since 1994 and was founded by then Executive Director Helen Crunick.

The program encourages new mothers to read with their infants soon after birth.

Every baby born in Washington Hospital goes home with a book bag containing a suitable baby book, literature on the importance of engaging babies in reading from birth, early childhood literacy intervention information, and local library locations.

We have distributed over 50,000 baby book bags since the program's inception.

Contact us for more information on becoming a Baby Book Bag sponsor.

Student Success Story

Juan's Story

Juan was an assistant manager of a restaurant in Mexico City when he decided to move to the United States in 2004. Juan has been studying English in the Literacy Council’s ESL program and is pleased with his improvement.

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