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Books for Babies

Books for Babies is a program that encourages parents of infants between birth and 12 months to share books with their babies. It supports all families in developing early literacy and language experiences and promotes healthy family relationships.

Books for Babies is funded by:
An Evening of Wine & Words

The Program:

  • A four-week program delivered either through one-on-one contacts or in a group setting facilitated by various community partners. Registration is required for this program - see schedule for contact information.
  • Each family is provided with a sturdy book bag, books and easy-to-read information
  • Ways to enjoy books together are modeled and shared
  • Parents are introduced to their local library and other available resources
  • Participants have an opportunity for informal, social time with other parents around a light meal or snack

The Benefits:

  • Parents read more often with their babies
  • Assists parents in their ability to support their children’s early development
  • Helps build and strengthen family relationships and promotes positive parenting
  • Places books into homes of families who need them
  • Links parents to other parents facing similar issues
  • Promotes links to other community resources such as libraries and family centres
  • Promotes reading in the family

Learn more about the program, babies, and baby books - click here to check out our blog!


In-person group classes have been suspended due to COVID-19. All of our programs are FREE and currently offered online. Please go to our Home page for the latest program information.

Thank you to all of our partners who have helped us bring Books for Babies to more than 15 communities in and around Edmonton.

If you have questions about this program, please email

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324