Books for Babies is a project designed to encourage early literacy in Cedar Park by providing a new book, an invitation to sign up for "baby's first library card", and literacy literature to each newborn baby in Cedar Park.

Early literacy (reading and writing) does not mean early reading instruction or teaching babies to read; it is the natural development of skills through the enjoyment of books, the importance of positive interactions between babies and parents, and the critical role of literacy-rich experiences.
 

Literacy development begins at birth and is closely linked to a baby’s earliest experiences with books and stories. Babies learn language through social literacy experiences - parents and caregivers interacting with them using books. Whether babies and toddlers are listening to your voice, soaking up the language, focusing on the pictures, or just learning how to turn pages, they are learning the basics. These experiences also serve to associate books with parental affection, attention, and approval.  (American Library Association)


It's important to have lots of books around the house, but especially important to have ones that will grab your baby's attention. These are the kinds of books that we provide at birth!

Sponsors and Partners - 2017

Distribution Partner

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center partners with Books for Babies to distribute a book to each newborn child in their hospital!

Title Sponsor - $1,000

Butch & Maria Aggen

The Goddard School - Cedar Park

512-258-5292

goddard@riaba.com 

Title Sponsor - $1,000

Max Kerr

Vista Ridge Family Dentistry

512-253-8840

mkerr@vistaridgefamilydentistry.com 

Title Sponsor - $1,000

Travis & Rachel Hurst

Team Hurst Realty Group - TCP Real Estate

512-970-9584

team@teamhursthouses.com 

Title Sponsor - $1,000

Trent Lamonica

New York Life

512-808-8662

tlamonica@ft.newyorklife.com

Book Donors

Thanks to these organizations for donating new baby books!


Leander ISD Reading Specialist Team

Download Sponsorship Application