Library Holds Baby Shower for 'Raise a Reader' Program
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Expecting parents often have a list of things to do in preparation for their little ones, but the Albany Public Library hopes to add books to that list.
It's holding a baby shower to kick off a new early literacy program called "Raise a Reader."
Expecting parents, as well as people with kids who are pre-school age or younger, are invited to stop by the Washington Avenue Branch.
Organizers want to encourage parents to read to their children starting early in their lives. In fact, the goal is for parents to read at least 1,000 books to their children before they start kindergarten.
Today's event will include activities, prizes, refreshments and a free book, as well as more information about the Raise a Reader program.