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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 Donors
Government of Alberta, Advanced Education

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 - check out our blog here!

Please check back for updates and added programs

Spring Programs

Strathcona Library
8331 - 104 Street
Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
April 11, 18, 25 & May 2
Register online here or call 780-421-7323

Family Futures Resource Network - Millhurst Site
5710 19A Avenue
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
April 12, 19, 26 & May 3
* Sorry, this location is full.

Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre
Edmonton Garrison
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
May 17, 24, 31 & June 7
For more information and to register please call: 780-973-4011

Family Futures Resource Network - Westbrook Site
25 Fairway Drive (37 Ave & 119 Street)
Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
May 19, 26, June 3 & 9
* Sorry, this location is full.

Jasper Place Child & Family Resource Centre * Dads Group
16811 88 Avenue
Saturday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
May 27, June 3, 10 & 17
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

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