Donate a new or like-new baby’s or child’s book to Beaufort County Library during December 2018 and your library fines* will be forgiven (up to $20 per card).

Books will be donated to the Born to Read program to support their goal of promoting early literacy to parents and children in Beaufort County.  Born To Read Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non profit charitable  organization.  Since the inception of the program volunteers have made more than 18,000 visits to new parents in local Beaufort County Birthing Centers.

Their trained volunteers visit new parents at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Hilton Head Hospital, and Coastal Carolina Hospital and bring new parents a gift bag containing two books for the baby, a bib, a shirt and other informational items. While visiting, parents are advised of the importance of daily reading and talking with their babies starting at birth.  If you would like to learn more about Born to Read, please visit their website at www.borntoread.org

*Forgiveness applies only to fines from overdue items and to Beaufort County Library cardholders only. Donation must be in new or like-new condition (please bring to any Beaufort County Library location).