BMH book fair to benefit Born To Read

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Beaufort Memorial Hospital is hosting the Books Are Fun Book Fair, benefiting Born To Read, on Thursday, May 9, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, May 10, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The book fair will be held in the hospital’s cafeteria and will feature over 250 titles from leading publishers at excellent savings, as well as stationery, scrap booking supplies, music collections and learning products. Children’s books and cookbooks, as well as New York Times bestsellers also will be available at the sale.

Born To Read, Inc. is a unique local 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization promoting early literacy. Trained volunteers visit new parents in the birthing centers at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital with a gift bag containing two books for the baby, a bib, a shirt and other items.

Volunteers advise the parents of the importance of daily reading and talking with their babies starting at birth. Parents may also sign up to receive a quarterly letter that gives them information about babies’ language development during the first 15 months of life.

Since the inception of the program, Born to Read volunteers have made more than 18,000 visits to new parents in the local Beaufort County birthing centers.

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