Grant Highlight- Babies and Books

Sitka Babies and Books was founded in 1991. Over the years, we have had the privilege of engaging thousands of Sitka families by providing books, resources, and dynamic programs for children which are structured around the five principals of early literacy:  singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing.
Our program encourages and supports families and caregivers in reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers—in turn, fostering bonding between parents and children.  Research shows that reading to children at home increases reading readiness skills, so we direct our programs to children who have not yet started kindergarten.
We sincerely appreciate the kindness and generosity of the Sitka Legacy Foundation for your continued support of our efforts to encourage Sitka children to become lifelong readers and users of the Sitka Public Library.