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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

Luke and Nina’s Story

English is “hard to learn”, but Luke is now an intermediate-level student with a solid grasp of the language basics. Nina, too, now has a tutor at the Literacy Council and is one of the fastest learners in our program.

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