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The Books for Babies program was created in 1997 with the help of Milford Hospital. Books for Toddlers followed in 1999. Statistics prove that low literacy results in poor paying jobs and poor quality of life. By reading to children from infancy, books provide the key to education. 50% of a child’s intellectual development occurs between birth and four years of age. Parents are a child’s first teacher and there is nothing more important that an adult can do for a child than read to him or her. Every baby born at Milford Hospital receives a book. They receive another book on their first birthday.
Last year 800 books were distributed!
The Literacy Center of Milford, Milford Hospital, Milford Hospital Auxiliary, Milford Rotary and the Milford Consortium for Child Care Initiatives currently fund both programs.
Would you like to help? Run a book drive for new or
gently used baby or toddler board books.