2016 PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
DC PUBLIC LIBRARY
ILLUSTRATION by Jerome T. White
The DC Public Library and Mayor Bowser launched the Books from Birth program on February 4, 2016 at an event hosted at Children’s National. The early literacy initiative provides a free book each month by mail to every child under age five in the District in order to get more parents to read with their children and get their children ready to start school.
Children’s National President and CEO Dr. Kurt Newman, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Councilmembers Charles Allen and David Grosso gave speeches on the importance of literacy during a child’s earliest years. Mayor Bowser and Councilman Allen ended the event by reading a children’s book to a group of children in the audience. To learn more or to sign up for the Books From Birth program, visit dclibrary.org/booksfrombirth.