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Early Years

Babies and Reading

Talking face to face with your baby is crucially important for building the pathways in the brain that set the foundation for literacy development. Learn more about how to incorporate language and communication as you talk, sing, read and play with your baby every day.

Our libraries are community spaces! You will find comfortable, family-oriented places with engaging activities always available for children of all ages. Programs for children are free.

Get a Library Card

Ask at the front desk on your next visit to get a library card for your baby. Library cards for children up to age 12 have no late fines on overdue items.

Baby's Book Bag

Baby's Book BagNew and expectant parents in London can pick up a free literacy bag containing practical, hands-on tools, board books and information to use as soon as the baby is born at any location of the London Public Library or EarlyON Family Centres.

Baby's Book Bag is an initiative of London's Child and Youth Network Literacy Team and the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London.