Books for Babies
Supporting Kona libraries is the heart of Friends of the Libraries, Kona’s (FOLK) mission. To carry out this mission, we strive to help the Kailua-Kona Public Library and Kealakekua Public Library extend their services and bring literacy to the local community. One way we do this is through our Books for Babies Program. With funding from FOLK, Books for Babies distribute baby board books and other educational materials to families of newborns at Kona Community Hospital.
In April we had our first “stuffing party” of the year, where we produced over 150 bags of books and materials for families to take home. Programs like Books for Babies recognize the importance of early literacy skills for a childʻs school success and beyond. It is our hope that by gifting these bags we also gift a bright future to the little ones.