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Donations allow the library to distribute books and early-literacy materials to new mothers and their babies at Arlington Memorial Hospital

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100% of donations go directly to Arlington Public Library. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Arlington Public Library: $10 Donation to Help Fund Early-Literacy Materials

The Issue: Importance of Reading Aloud to Babies

By their first birthdays, most babies will have learned all of the sounds they need to speak their native languages, according to research from KidsHealth. Reading aloud to babies not only teaches them words but also fosters strong mental development and introduces concepts including numbers, colors, and shapes.

The Campaign: Distributing Early-Literacy Materials to Moms

If 42 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then the Arlington Public Library can provide My First Library Card packs for 42 new mothers and their newborns at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Each additional $10 raised will fund a My First Library Card pack for another mother and her baby. The pack includes a bag, children’s book, My First Library Card application, and informational handouts on early-childhood literacy.

Arlington Public Library Foundation

The Arlington Public Library maintains a comprehensive stock of fiction and nonfiction reading materials through a network that consists of a central library and six branch libraries. Residents receive free access to borrow these materials and can use the onsite databases for research. The library also sponsors a variety of programs including public-speaking and Microsoft Excel lessons for adults, story-time sessions for preschoolers, a free-book program for new mothers to read to their children, and a Books on Wheels program that connects homebound and isolated seniors to the community.

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