Books for Babies Matching Grants

Books for Babies Matching Grants
About the Books for Babies Matching Grants Books for Babies is a national literacy program that acquaints parents of newborns with the important role they play in the development of their children. 

In partnership with Nordstrom , ALTAFF awarded 40 grants (20 in 2008 and 20 in 2009) for $500 each to match $1,000 raised by selected Friends groups, women's groups, libraries, and other non-profit organizations for purchasing Books for Babies kits from ALTAFF. Grants were awarded to organizations that had a Books for Babies program in place, as well as organizations starting a new Books for Babies program. Grant applications were considered based on the following criteria:
-Effective kit distribution plan.
-Effective use of the kits to connect new parents with their local library.
-Involvement of the local library.
-Effective publicity plan for their Books for Babies program.

Administered by:

Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations logo

2009 Co-Winner(s)

Clay County Public Library (Manchester, KY)


Friends of the Bristol Public Library (CT)


Friends of the Hillsborough Public Library (NJ)


Friends of the Lawrence County Public Library (TN)


Fullerton Public Library (Fullerton, CA)


Impact Services Corporation (Philadelphia, PA)


Jay County Public Library and the Friends (IN)


New Friends of the Beaverton City Library (OR)


Read Aloud Loveland (Loveland, CO)


Western Pocono Community Library (PA)