Batavia Public Library

Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-1393

Mon.–Thurs:    9 am–9 pm
Fri.–Sat.:           9 am–5 pm
Sunday:             12   –  5 pm

Born to Read

Who – Families with a baby, 12 months old and younger, who live in the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia School District 101 or the city of Batavia are eligible.

What – Eligible families receive one FREE Born to Read book bag containing early literacy information and board books in English or Spanish.

Where –  Families may stop by the Youth Services Desk on the lower level of the Batavia Public Library to register for a Born to Read book bag.

Gift – Share the gift of literacy. Born to Read book bags, including early literacy information and board books, may be purchased at the Batavia Public Library Check Out Desk for $35.

Partnership – The Born to Read program was developed through the partnership of the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia School District 101 and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.

Sponsors – Born to Read book bags are made available through the generous support of these sponsors:

  • Batavia Public Library District
  • Batavia Rotary Club
  • Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc
  • Friends of the Batavia Public Library
  • Batavia Mothers’ Club
  • Target Store GrantIllinois Reading Council
  • Batavia Lion’s Club
  • Batavia Woman’s Club
  • Batavia Public Access Television
  • Walmart Foundation Community Grant
  • and individual donors

Contact – For more information about Born to Read, contact the Youth Services Department at (630) 879-1393, ext. 500.

Born to Read Users – Help us evaluate the Born to Read materials. Take our Feedback Survey. English language      Spanish language

Statement of Mission

The mission of the Batavia Public Library is to provide and ensure access to materials and services to meet the lifelong learning needs of residents and organizations, as well as to create a welcoming place to gather, exchange ideas, and participate in cultural events.

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