The Library: A Special
Place for Baby and You
From the beginning your baby is ready to discover the exciting world of
the library. Make the library part of your routine. Discover the materials
and activities that are there, just for children.
Start with simple board or picture books. Choose books yourself or ask
your librarian to help.
tapes / CDs
Pick out songs and rhymes that will delight your baby: lullabies will
soothe and quiet your baby; stories will be of special interest to your
Videos / DVDs
Choose short titles with catchy music. Look for titles based on books
you've read together. Choose videos / DVDs with familiar subject matter.
When your baby is older, you can work together on programs meant especially
Libraries offer a variety of programs for all ages. Look for Mother Goose
or lapsit storytimes for infants.
Parents and Caregivers
Find the parenting section which will have books about raising your baby.
Ask your librarian for help.
Videos / DVDs
Find parenting videos, usually with the parenting books.
Ask your librarian for prepared lists of books to read to your baby at
Use library computers to find specific information and to play children's
Find out about news, services, entertainment and other related things
going on in your area.
Look for special programs offered to library users.
How to Borrow Materials from the Mid-Hudson Library System
need a library card from your local library in order to borrow materials.
You can borrow materials from your local library or you can have books
and other materials sent to your library from other libraries.
With a barcoded library
card, you can also check out books directly from neighboring libraries.
How to get a library
Different libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System have different requirements.
Your library may ask you for a driver's license, a photo ID and/or an
envelope or bill with your current address. Feel free to call your library
for details. Find libraries at http://midhudson.org/libraries/.
Visit the Mid-Hudson
Babies and Books website at home or at the library
Visit our website at http://midhudson.org/babies/.
There you will find a description of the Babies & Books projects,
and you will find links to other web sites that will be helpful to you
on your journey through parenthood.