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Registration Opens for ‘Books From Birth’ Program

by Sean Meehan — January 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

Free Books (Photo via D.C. Public Library)The D.C. Public library has opened registration for the Books From Birth program, which is set to deliver a free book every month to children under the age of 5 in the District.

Parents or guardians can sign up online to receive a free book for their toddler in their mailbox every month. Parents must register separately for each child under age 5 to receive books.

The Books From Birth program was proposed by Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen last year as a way to increase early childhood literacy.

“I firmly believe we can tackle the achievement gap in education by attacking the word and literacy gap in early childhood,” Allen said in a community newsletter.

Photo via D.C. Public Library

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