Hollister Rotary is hoping to encourage mothers to read to their babies at an early age.  Literacy starts at birth. Talking to a baby is an important piece of developing a foundation of learning language and vocabulary. Reading to a very young child, before they are 1 yr. old,  is a critical element to teaching a  child vocabulary.   Hollister Rotary has committed to assist each new mom and their newborn  child by providing each, at Hazel Hawkins Hospital, with a new book. Our hope is that moms will read to their babies at an early age and continue through the early school years. 
Literacy is the key to a successful education in school and through life.