Read to your baby!

It’s never too soon to start. Reading to little ones from the very start gets their brains wired up to succeed with language and reading later on. Make the library part of your baby’s life right away:

  • Come in for our huge selection of board books for tiny hands
  • Check our calendar for free weekly programs of music, rhyme, and play time
  • See our tips for reading to your baby
  • Talk to our librarians; we love to talk about about books

Good Books

(http://champaign.org/parents/babies/good_books)

Have fun sharing these simple board books with your baby. Use songs, rhymes, fingerplays and games to help them learn.

Baby Boogie: Baby Tunes

(http://champaign.org/parents/babies/baby_boogie_baby_tunes)

Check out these recommended CDs for tots, including our very own Baby Boogie, a Parents Choice 2005 Approved Award Winner.

Tips for Reading to Babies

(http://champaign.org/parents/babies/tips_for_reading_to_babies)

The first three years make a big difference to your baby. Read to your baby every day. We’ll help you learn how.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This nationwide program gives parents an inspiring goal and promotes bonding through books. Sign up and get a reading log at the library. There's a small reward for every 100 books completed. For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Read more.