Free Books for D.C. Kids
A Special Message for Books from Birth Registrants
Even at an early age, reading to young children is the best thing you can do to put them on a path to success. Your kids pick up new words, have fun while they learn, and develop skills they will need later in school.
DC Public Library wants to make reading with your child fun and easy. That's why the Library is launching Books from Birth, a program that mails all enrolled kids in D.C. a free book each month from birth until they turn five.
Parents. You must register for this program in order to receive free books for your child. REGISTER HERE.
Promote early literacy in your community
Are you a school, daycare, nonprofit, or other group that would like to help the Library promote early literacy in your community? See some of our helpful resources below.
- STAR (Sing, Talk, and Read) webpage
- STAR Parent Tip Brochure (English) (Español)
- Books From Birth Partnership Toolkit
Discover Ready Rosie
Register to receive FREE video tips to help you engage with your child. These short videos, sent to your email or mobile phone, show how you turn everyday activities into learning opportunities for your baby or toddler. Videos are available in English and Spanish. Sign up today.