Thursday, February 24, 2011

Babies with Library Cards?

Durham is full of smart folks, so the research says. Now it seems that the folks at Durham Connects are trying to boost that statistic a bit more...and they're starting at the source with the ABCs.

In this instance, ABC stands for At Birth Card, the program which Durham Connects will administer through its in-home nurse visits with newborns. “We want parents to know that it’s never too early to start reading to their child,” said Durham County Library’s Youth Services Administrator, Karlene Fyffe. “Your local library is a wonderful place for parents to bring young children. We offer free children’s programs and activities all week long and the exposure fosters a love of reading and learning for a lifetime.”

“We are thrilled to engage parents in reading to their children from birth,” said Durham Connects director, Jeannine Sato. “Bringing library cards to the homes of our newest residents is the easiest way to start that process. Durham Connects is proud to collaborate with the library on the At Birth Card (ABC) drive.”

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