Books For Tarrant County Babies
The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, Fort Worth Library, JPS Foundation and JPS Health Network launched Books for Tarrant County Babies, their first joint literacy initiative, on January 1, 2017. All mothers who give birth at JPS Health Network in 2017 will receive a Fort Worth Library Card and copy of the bilingual book “Read to Me” by Judi Moreillon, MLS, PhD, a retired associate professor in the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies.
How You Can Help
The Books For Tarrant County program is a program that runs on the support of donors and their love for education.
Any amount given helps a child become a better reader and gives them a chance to pay it forward.
Here is a breakdown of how your donation helps the future of Fort Worth:
$400 provides 100 babies with a book & a Library card.
$4,000 provides 1,000 babies with a book & a Library card.
$20,000 provides 5,000 babies with a book & a Library card.
“We are providing families with their first free book and library card and sharing that a lifetime of free books awaits them at their local library.”
“The partnership with JPS Health Network is ideal because more than 4,700 babies are born at Tarrant County’s public hospital every year, many of whom may not have books in their home.”