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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
Government of Alberta

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!

Please check back for updates and added programs

Spring Programs

Edmonton Public Library - Clareview Branch
Clareview Recreation Centre
3808 - 139 Avenue NW
Mondays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
April 9, 16, 23 & 30
Register online at epl.ca or call 780-442-7471

Primrose Place Family Centre
6311 92 Avenue NW
Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 10, 17, 24 & May 1
To register, please call 780-469-0663

Jasper Place Child & Family Resource Centre
16811 88 Avenue NW
Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
April 10, 17, 24 & May 1
To register please call 780-489-2243

Family Futures Resource Network - Summerside Site
4341 Savaryn Drive SW
Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
April 11, 18, 25 & May 2
Sorry, registration is full for this location.

Edmonton Public Library - Meadows Branch
The Meadows Recreation Centre
2702 17 Street NW
Fridays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
April 13, 20, 27 & May 4
Register online at epl.ca or call 780-442-7472

Edmonton Public Library - Strathcona Branch
8331 104 Street NW
Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
May 15, 22, 29 & June 5
Register online at epl.ca or call 780-496-1828

Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre
Edmonton Garrison - Bldg 161, Mons Avenue
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
May 16, 23, 30 & June 6
For more information and to register please call 780-973-4011

Family Futures Resource Network - Westbrook Site
25 Fairway Drive NW (37 Ave & 119 Street)
Fridays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
May 18, 25, June 1 & 8
To register please call 780-413-4521

Jasper Place Child & Family Resource Centre * DADS Program
16811 88 Avenue NW
Thursday Evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
May 31, June 7, 14 & 21
To register please call 780-489-2243

Please note that the schedule will be updated with more sessions and locations as dates are confirmed. Programs typically run once in the Fall (September - December) and again in the Winter or Spring (January - June).

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

For more information about this program, please call 780.421.7323 or e-mail info@famlit.ca

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
Phone
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324
famlit.ca
info@famlit.ca