Literacy starter packs for babies
EVERY baby born in Ipswich will receive a literacy starter pack as an Australian-first program marks two major milestones.
The Friends of Ipswich Libraries (FOILS) Books for Babies program has distributed more than 2,000 packs since its launch in 2007.
It moved to a full-year format in August after previously being held for one month a year to coincide with Children's Book Week.
Library and Youth and Seniors Committee Chairman Councillor David Pahlke said the change would help Ipswich's newest residents build a foundation for literacy and learning from birth.