Ready to Read Baby Bag

It’s never too early to start reading to a child! Babies respond to and benefit from being read to right from the first days of life.

The Ottawa Public Library, in partnership with Ottawa Public Health, makes sure every baby in Ottawa has a head start by providing them with a Ready to Read Baby Bag. This re-usable bag is made of recycled plastic bottles, and contains a coupon for a free book.

If you’ve received your bag, bring your baby to the library to get their free book and their first library card. If you haven’t received a bag, please visit your closest branch – you can pick up your bag and free board book on the spot!

Here are some tips that will help develop your baby’s pre-reading skills.