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Babies and Books Belong Together

It's never too early to start your bundle of joy on the path to reading.

A child’s first years are chocked full of exciting firsts. First smiles, first steps and first words are just a few of the big milestones in a baby’s development. The Moorestown Library wants to encourage parents to add one more first to your baby’s list of accomplishments: baby’s first library card. 

At the , we believe that it is never too early to get your child a library card and set him on course for a lifelong love of reading. To drive that point home, beginning on Monday, July 11, the library is offering a gift bag to every child under the age of 2 who gets a library card, while supplies last.  The gift bag includes a board book, a T-shirt or onesie featuring our “Read to Me at the Moorestown Library” logo, a magnetic picture frame and information about reading to babies. 

The “Read to Me” project is sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library, and coincides with another exciting initiative for young children, Baby Story Time.  From July 11 through August 15, children under 2, along with their parents, caregivers and siblings, are invited to join us each Monday morning at 9:30 for a short story time featuring simple books, nursery rhymes, puppets and music.  Afterwards, participants can enjoy an informal play time together. There is no registration for Baby Story Time this summer; simply drop in to join the fun! 

For more information about the “Read to Me” program or Baby Story Time, contact the Moorestown Library Children’s Department at 856-234-0333, ext. 4016 or jdunne@moorestown.lib.nj.us.

Ann DiBlasio July 08, 2011 at 01:39 PM
Mothers of young (pre-Preschool age) children have been asking for this program for years. Thank you to Jen and the rest of the Children's staff for implementing such an important program.
MTPS Alumnus July 08, 2011 at 04:04 PM
Jen, could newborns be included in this? Our other two preschool kids love your programs at the library. I believe they had something like this way back when I was a toddler, haha. Thanks. BTW- do you know of any updates on the library renovation project?
Patricia White July 08, 2011 at 05:00 PM
Some of my three childrens' fondest memories are of story hours at the Moorestown Library. In my opinion, you can't start children too early on the road to loving books. I hope the community will aways support the wonderful programs which our talented library staff provide to residents of all ages.
Moorestown Library July 09, 2011 at 03:57 AM
Newborns are absolutely welcome! I am so glad that your older children enjoy our programs and I look forward to having your littlest one join in too! As far as an update on the building project, library staff, Friends and Board members are currently involved in a series of meetings with the architect to develop a plan for a new library. We are pleased with our progress so far, and I hope to provide a more detailed update in an upcoming column. Jen
MTPS Alumnus July 09, 2011 at 12:25 PM
Thanks for the updates on library renovation project. We are hearing very little at town council meetings. Perhaps they could rebuild town hall and police on same site as they are and renovate our library and rec center. I remember spending a great amount of time as a kid back in the same childrens area as my kids now do. Fun times!

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