Welcome Baby

Baby's First Library Card

Available to Gail Borden Public Library District residents.

Congratulations! You've taken the first step in supporting your baby’s early literacy development. Your NEW baby's library card will be activated within two weeks of your enrollment. You can use it to check out books, ebooks, music, and all other materials available at the library.

Baby Library Card

Sign up for Baby’s First Library Card at Advocate Sherman Hospital or by attending a Baby's First Library Visit session.


Baby's First Library Visit

Baby’s First Library Visit is a FREE class designed especially for My First Library Card holders.*

  • Receive special community gifts, such as a board book and a handmade blanket!
  • Learn about programs for you & baby.
  • Photo-op.
  • Make new friends!

Bring baby and baby’s library card to any of the upcoming Welcome Baby sessions.  Registration preferred.


*Please attend Baby’s First Library Visit within one year of baby’s birth.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to get a Baby’s First Library Card?

 

Starting May 11, 2014, every baby who is a resident of the Gail Borden Public Library District is eligible for a Baby’s First Library Card through the Welcome Baby program.

I live in the Gail Borden Public Library District, but my baby was not born at Advocate Sherman. Can I apply for a Baby’s First Library Card?

YES. Please register and attend a Baby's First Library Visit and learn how to apply for a baby library card. Only babies birth through twelve months are eligible at this time.

I live outside of the Gail Borden Public Library District, but my baby was born at Advocate Sherman Hospital. Can I apply for a Baby’s First Library Card?

NO. Currently, only Gail Borden Public Library District residents are eligible. Please contact your home library for more information on baby library cards and programs for babies.

I have Baby’s First Library Card. How do I get my FREE gift?

You may attend any Baby’s First Library Visit session within the first year after your baby’s birth.

What if my schedule doesn't work with the Welcome Baby classes?

No problem! Please contact Debbie Roycroft at droycroft@gailborden.info or 847-289-5820.

What if I'd like a visit in Spanish

¿Qué pasa si me gustaría una visita en español?

No problem! Please contact Ana Morales at amorales@gailborden.info or 847-289-5811.

No hay problema! Favor de contactar a Ana Morales a su correo amorales@gailborden.info o al 847-289-5811.

How can I become a Welcome Baby! partner?

There are many ways to get involved in this program through donations and volunteering. Please contact Katie Clausen at 847-608-5205 or email kclausen@gailborden.info

 

 

Welcome Baby Partners

We are pleased to have the support of the following organizations to bring you Welcome Baby!

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