at F. F. Thompson Hospital....
"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today."
- Gabriela Mistral

"A book is a gift you can open again and again."
-Garrison Keillor

Budding Readers Attends Birthing Classes at F.F.Thompson Hospital

We are very excited about our newest program! Budding Readers volunteers attend all birthing classes at F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua to talk with expectant parents about the importance of reading to their infants as a part of their daily routine and gift each family a bundle of books.

What a wonderful opportunity for Budding Readers to educate and encourage parents to take an active role in their child's learning right from the start!

Since July 2012 we have gifted over 630 bundles of books to these new families in more than 130 birthing classes!

Questions or Inquires? Contact: Tam Spitzer
(585) 374-2409 or
"A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."
- Eda J. LeShan
"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different."
- Steven Pinker