Baby's First Library Card
Available to Gail Borden Public Library District residents.
Congratulations! You've taken the first step in supporting your baby’s early literacy development. Your NEW baby's library card will be activated within two weeks of your enrollment. You can checkout books, ebooks, music and all other materials available at the library.
Sign up for Baby’s First Library Card at Advocate Sherman Hospital or by attending a Baby's First Library Visit session.
Baby's First Library Visit
Baby’s First Library Visit is a FREE class designed especially for My First Library Card holders.*
- Receive a special community gift!
- Learn about programs for you & baby.
- Check out a Baby Bundle.
- Make new friends!
Bring baby and baby’s library card to any of the following sessions. Registration preferred.
*Please attend Baby’s First Library Visit within six months of baby’s birth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to get a Baby’s First Library Card?
Starting May 11, 2014, every baby born at Advocate Sherman Hospital and a resident of the Gail Borden Public Library District is eligible for a Baby’s First Library Card through the Welcome Baby program.
I live in the Gail Borden Public Library District, but my baby was born at another hospital. Can I apply for a Baby’s First Library Card?
YES. Please register and attend a Baby's First Library Visit and learn how to apply for a baby library card. Only babies birth through six months are eligible at this time.
I live outside of the Gail Borden Public Library District, but my baby was born at Advocate Sherman Hospital. Can I apply for a Baby’s First Library Card?
NO. Currently, only Gail Borden Public Library District residents are eligible. Please contact your home library for more information on baby library cards and programs for babies.
I have Baby’s First Library Card. How do I get my FREE gift?
You may attend any Baby’s Fist Library Visit session within the first six months after your baby’s birth.
How can I become a Welcome Baby! partner?
There are many ways to get involved in this program through donations and volunteering. Please contact Katie Clausen at 847-608-5205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready Set Read
Ready Set Read is a blog from the Gail Borden Public Library Early Learning Center! The blog will help parents stay informed about ways you can help your child get Ready to Read through fun activities, entertaining books, playful songs and much more. Learn More about Ready Set Read.
Welcome Baby Partners
We are pleased to have the support of the following organizations to bring you Welcome Baby!