Libros for Kids is a non-profit gifting program in partnership with the Imagination Library that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. The purpose of Libros for Kids is to improve literacy in Bernalillo County, beginning with zip codes 87102, 87105, 87108, 87121 and 87123.
We will mail a free, high quality, age appropriate book each month with the child's name on the mailing label. Parents or guardians may register any child under age 5 who resides in zip code 87102, 87105, 87108, 87121 or 87123 at no cost to the family. With each new in-person book registration, we provide the child's first book, The Little Engine That Could. For a full list of books provided, see here.
Delivering during a critical period of early brain development, Imagination Library books spark children's interest in books and set the stage for quality reading time and stronger parent-child attachment. By the time a child reaches her fifth birthday, she will have accumulated her own library of up to 60 books, including 12 bilingual titles. When parents sign up for this free program, they promise to read to their child. This is critical because a wide body of literature shows the lasting advantage of growing up in a language-rich environment. Having books in the home and reading aloud are arguably the most important determinants for a child's school success, impacting graduation rates, earning potential, health and well-being.
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Our friends in Grant County bringing the Imagination Library to Southern New Mexico: