Baby Reads

Baby Reads makes reading a fun and natural part of your child's development. Begin a family tradition of reading together as soon as your baby is born.

Get your baby carded today!

Library cards are free for Omaha and Douglas County residents. Live outside of Douglas County? Non-resident family cards are available for $75/year or $25/four months. To sign up, come to any of our 12 branches with your baby before his/her first birthday.

Free Book

Get a library card for your baby and get a free board book to keep.

Fresh Start

Any fines you have will be erased when your newborn gets a library card before his/her first birthday. The fine waiver is a one-time offer for first-time baby cardholders.

Check out a Kit

The Baby Reads kit for parents include:

  • a board book to read
  • lullaby music to play
  • a DVD to watch and learn
  • Read Aloud Now tips
  • a "Read for Joy" book
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