UH St. John & Westlake Porter Library Partner to Provide ‘Welcome Baby Bundles’

Expectant parents Allison & Ethan Olenick were the first to accept a Welcome Baby Bundle at a recent UH St. John Medical Center Childbirth Education Center. The gift comes in partnership from UH St. John and Westlake Porter Library. With the Olenik’s are Kimberly Krause, RN, UH St. John Childbirth Education Coordinator, and Rebecca Shook, Youth Services Manager, Westlake Porter Library.

Westlake Porter Public Library is partnering with the Family Birth Center at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center to provide “Welcome Baby Bundles” to expecting families.

Beginning this month, families who take childbirth and/or newborn classes through UH St. John Medical Center will receive a bib, board book and information about early literacy and your baby.

“Studies show that reading to your infant helps them develop language skills as they grow,” said Youth Services Manager Rebecca Shook. “This project aims to support parents and provide resources to help them start their children on the road to literacy.”

“We at UH St John are very happy to join together with the Westlake Library in providing the Baby Bundles to our soon to be parents,” said Kimberly Krause, RN, Childbirth Education Coordinator. “We have many classes at various dates and times to fit a busy schedule.

“Anyone interested in learning more about the Childbirth Education Department at St John Medical Center please call (440) 827-5460.”

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