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First Library Parent Pledge

First Library’s vision is to give every first born child a foundation for a love of reading and library patronage by actively involving their mothers in the process.


Mothers are asked to read to their child daily and are required to visit their local library monthly. 


A yearly parent pledge is required for participation in the First Library program.


Mothers are also asked to complete quarterly reading surveys and biannual questionnaires.

New Mothers 


First Born Child


Reading Aloud Daily


New Educational Toys


Library Visits


Library Activities


Parents who read to their child while asking minimal questions during reading, and pausing infrequently, had children who did not talk very much. On the other hand, parents who paused frequently during the story had children who asked more questions, talked more, and engaged in conversation. 

Home-School Study, DeTemple (2001)

First Library Pledge

Year One

Thank you for registering for the First Library program.


Please fill out and submit First Library's Parent Pledge for admission into our program. Thank you.

Reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.

Reach Out and Read, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Reading Aloud to Children: The Evidence, 2008.

First Library Pledge

Year Two

Thank you for your child's participation in the First Library program.

Please fill out and submit First Library's Parent Pledge for continued participation in our program. Thank you.

Wonderfully helpful and generous people and a great aim to make a practical difference.

Sam K.

By the age of 2, children who are read to regularly display greater language comprehension, larger vocabularies, and higher cognitive skills than their peers. 

Raikes, H., Pan, B.A., Luze, G.J., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S.,Brooks-Gunn, J., Constantine, J., Tarullo, L.B., Raikes, H.A., Rodriguez, E. (2006).h Out and Read, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Reading Aloud to Children: The Evidence, 2008.

First Library Pledge

Year Three

Thank you for your child's participation in the First Library program.

Please fill out and submit First Library's Parent Pledge for continued participation in our program. Thank you.

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