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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

Winter Programs

Edmonton Public Library - Woodcroft Branch
13420 - 114 Avenue
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Register online at epl.ca or call 780-496-1808

Family Futures - Millhurst Site
5710 19A Avenue
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
January 9, 16, 23 & 30
To register please call 780-413-4521

Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre * DADS Program
Edmonton Garrison - Building 161, Mons Avenue
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
January 12, 19, 26 & February 2
For more information and to register please call 780-973-4011

Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre
Edmonton Garrison - Building 161, Mons Avenue
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
February 6, 13, 20 & 27
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.
February 15, 22, March 8 & 15 *
* Note there is no program on March 1
To register please call 780-413-4521

Edmonton Public Library - Clareview Branch * NEW TIME
(Clareview Recreation Centre)
3808 - 139 Avenue
Mondays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
February 25, March 4, 11 & 18
Register online at epl.ca or call 780-442-7471

Primrose Place Family Centre
(neighbourHouse Community Centre)
6811 – 92a Avenue
Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
March 6, 13, 20 & 27
To register, please call 780-257-0663 or visit www.primroseplace.org

Jasper Place Child & Family Resource Centre
16811 88 Avenue
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
March 2, 9, 16 & 23
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