As a parent, reading a book to your child is a great bonding experience and a key component of a bedtime routine. For your child, daily storytime is so much more – opening up an entire world of possibilities.
Thanks to the first-ever Books for Babies book drive by the Episcopal Lower School community, 97 newborns at Baton Rouge General will begin life with their own little library of possibilities. In just one week’s time the Episcopal students and their families donated approximately 850 books. Such an incredible response ensures that growing families in the Baton Rouge area receive a packet of eight to nine books to share with their little one.
Lemoine is active with the Louisiana Reading Association and the Capital Area Reading Council. Sparked by his love of reading and desire to help others, Lemoine helped both groups organize book drives for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and the YWCA. However, one goal remained elusive. Knowing that not everyone has access to books at home, Lemoine had always wanted to collect books for new moms in the area. This year he
made a connection in parent Candy Moore, MD that allowed him to accomplish this feat. Dr. Moore is an OB/GYN at Baton Rouge General and helped Lemoine organize the drive for the hospital’s newest patients.