Batavia Public Library

Who – Families with a BABY, 9 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 Joanne Zillman at Batavia Public Library, (630) 879-1393 ext. 500.