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FOILS

Friends of Ipswich Libraries (FOILS) is a group of enthusiastic library supporters who are interested in promoting and enhancing Ipswich Libraries and strengthening its links with the community.

Books for Babies

Books for Babies is an early literacy project initiated by the Friends of Ipswich Libraries (FOILS) in 2007, with the aim of raising awareness among new parents of the importance of reading to children from a very early age. 

Books for Babies

Books for Babies is an early literacy project initiated by the Friends of Ipswich Libraries (FOILS) in 2007, with the aim of raising awareness among new mothers of the importance of reading to children from a very early age.

Through this project, Friends work in collaboration with Ipswich Hospital and St. Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital to present mothers of all babies born in Ipswich Hospitals with a special gift package to encourage them to read to their child from birth.

Each pack contains:

– carry/book bag with colourful Books for Babies logo
– board book
– It’s Rhyme Time booklet & DVD
– information on the importance of developing the literacy of children by reading to them as babies
– Ipswich Libraries brochures
– library membership application

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