February 2016 NewsFlash

Free Books for Babies to Promote Literacy

Her expression says it all! Beaming with joy and pride, Valeria Urquijo of Milford accepted a free book for her newborn son Devin from the Northeastern Pa. Reading Association. The group delivered books for infants to Wayne Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings Birthing Suites, where little Devin was born January 12. The Reading Association is a professional organization dedicated to improving and promoting literacy in area schools and the community at large. According to the Association, children spend about 900 hours at school and 7800 hours at home each year, meaning parents have “an enormous responsibility to provide their children’s educational foundation.” The slide and find book received by Urquijo and her son was called Christmas. “Encouraging literacy at a young age is a terrific goal,” said Lisa Champeau, public relations manager for Wayne Memorial Hospital, “and we thank the Association for providing free materials to our families and their newborns.” Photo: Valeria Urquijo and son Devin.

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