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The Born to Read program provides new parents at participating hospitals and clinics in St. Louis County with a bag containing a book and early literacy information, as well as other items. Parents also receive an invitation to celebrate their child’s first birthday at the library where they will receive another free book.

Participating hospitals include: DePaul, Mercy Hospital South, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Missouri Baptist, St. Clare Health Center, St. Luke’s and St. Mary’s.

The Born to Read program started in 2015 with support from the St. Louis County Library Foundation. 


Sponsored By:


Community Connections Parents, Caregivers & Educators
Children's Programs