The Fort Worth Public Library is loaning baby bags — subject-specific containers with items that help children and caregivers prepare for the upcoming school year.

“We’re getting this into people’s hands just to help them get their kids ready for school,” said Javier Rodriguez, the branch manager at the Reby Cary Youth Library. 

The library has about 15 baby bags, but they are popular and have mostly been checked out, Rodriguez said. Each bag can be checked out by a family for three weeks, he said.

Some bags contain bilingual kits, toys and books for the family, including parenting guides for the adults.

Baby bag themes:

Animals
My Body
Colors
Counting
Emotions
Farm
Food
S.T.E.M.
Words

The bags are available systemwide and can be checked out online by searching “baby bag” in the library’s catalog. The bags can then be picked up at the Diamond Hill-Jarvis branch, the Reby Cary Youth Library, La Gran Biblioteca, Summerglen Library, Northside branch and the Southwest Regional Library.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. He can be reached at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or (817) 317-6991.