Books for BC Babies was a provincial program that gave every newborn child in BC a bag containing a boardbook, a CD, and information about early literacy and the local public library. In 2009 the Provincial Government cut public library funding by 22%. One of the programs that was cut was Books for BC Babies. Luckily, the Youth Services/Literacy Librarian at the TNRD Library System was able to bring back this wonderful program with help from The Kamloops Foundation, Interior Savings Credit Unions, and the British Columbia Library Association. The TNRD Library System now has over 1000 bags to give out to newborns in 2011! They are extending the age to those born in 2010 as well, since those babies were missed due to the cuts.
Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.