Library, Sentara Albemarle partner on Baby’s First Book program


Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Pasquotank County Library is partnering with Sentara Albemarle Medical Center to launch the Baby’s First Book Program. The library’s new initiative is designed to help children develop language skills from a very early age.

Starting Jan. 1, all new babies born at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center will receive books, a baby’s first E-library card, and a variety of brochures that feature reading tips and early literacy information.

Baby’s First Book is designed to encourage parents to engage in developmental literacy activities with their child, says Taneshia Jernigan, children’s assistant at the library.

“We are excited to partner with the Pasquotank County Library on such an important initiative,” said Dr. Donald Bowling, vice president of medical affairs at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. “It’s never too early to begin reading with your child and doing so can have a positive impact on language development. Baby’s First Book is a wonderful way to ensuring that parents are aware of the importance of playing, talking, singing, and reading with their children every day.”

The Friends of the Pasquotank County Library provided funding for Baby’s First Book program.