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From left, Branford Exchange Club Secretary Jack Mushin, Branford Early Childhood Collaborative Coordinator Robin Comey, James Blackstone Memorial Library Youth Services Associate Librarian Carly Lemire, Branford Exchange Club President-Elect Terry McAvoy, and Branford Exchange Club Director Judy Stengel display the library’s new Baby Bundles. (Photo courtesy of Carly Lemire )
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Working with the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative, Read to Grow, and Branford’s local Exchange Club, the James Blackstone Memorial Library now offers free Baby Bundles for expectant parents or those who have a child up to 18 months. The organizations worked together to fill diaper bags with early literacy, safety, and health information for babies and toddlers, as well as programs, events, and offerings that the Town of Branford provides for families.
The main goal of the Baby Bundles is to promote early literacy, developmental, safety, and nutritional information. The bundles also contain a wealth of information about local groups that help support parents, such as: a listing of local daycares and preschools and information about birth to three playgroups, the Branford Healthy Smiles initiative, and more. The bundles are perfect for first-time parents, and contain free board books, baby hats, and lead testing kits. Families picking up a Baby Bundle can also take advantage of the wide range of materials the Blackstone Library has to offer, creating a one-stop baby-information shop.
Those who are expecting or have a child up to 18 months may visit the James Blackstone Memorial Library Youth Services Department, where the bundles will be available for pickup, while supplies last. To learn more or to beccome part of the project, call Associate Librarian for Youth Services Carly Lemire at 203-488-1441, ext. 323.
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