Raising a Reader Baby Shower is April 22

Raising a Reader Baby Shower is April 22

April 12, 2018 | Youth Services

Raising a Reader Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 3 pm in the 2nd floor community room of the Washington Ave. Branch at 161 Washington Avenue.

The free event is for expectant parents, new parents, and parents of preschool-age children—and their offspring. Adults learn tips and tools to make reading fun, and also access parenting resources from local organizations. Children enjoy stories, crafts, and active play.

The shower also features activities and giveaways, refreshments, shower games, and prizes. Each child receives a special tote bag and free book for the family’s home library.

For more information, please call the Washington Ave. Branch Youth Services Department at (518) 427-4310.

At the shower, parents also learn about the Raising a Reader early literacy initiative. This free self-paced program is available at all branches and encourages parents to read to children ages five and younger. The goal is for each participant to read at least 1,000 books to his or her children before they start kindergarten. This prepares children to read on their own and helps strengthen their vocabulary and language skills.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is APL's public information officer, and manages the library's communications, public relations, and marketing efforts. No, she isn't a librarian, but feels as if she's among her people here at the library.