Rotary Provides Reading Packets to New Mothers

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Members of the Rock Springs Rotary Club presenting literacy packets to the Obstetrics staff at Memorial Hospital. From left: Bryan Schultz, Don Barbero, President Ken Wilbert, Tim Savage, Emily James RN, Buddy Kaumo, Carley Pecolar RN, Jim Borzea,Shantel Guerrero RN, John Nelson, Holly Ellison – Director of OB, Grace Newman NUS, Shawna Welter – Clinical Coordinator.

ROCK SPRINGS – The Rock Springs Rotary Club recently presented the Obstetrics unit at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County with 400 literacy packets for expecting mothers and their new babies. This is the second year of the partnership.

Each packet contains a baby shirt with the words “Read to Me” as a reminder to parents that reading to your children at an early age influences their participation in the learning process, even before they enter school.

The packet also includes the booklet “Every Child Ready to Read”, which serves as a guide to give families many ideas for reading at different age groups (birth to 18 months, 18 to 36 months, and then 3-4 years of age).

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Partnering with the staff and nurses on the Memorial Hospital Obstetrics unit, each new mother will receive the packet with a letter from The Rock Springs Rotary Club.

Rotary is also looking for feedback from mothers from the past year who received the packet. Feel free to reach out to them on Facebook.