Books for Babies program provides parents of newborns with free books to read to their children

  • Friends of the Libraries, Kona (FOLK) runs the Books for Babies program, which provides parents of newborns with free board books to read to their child. (Courtesy photo/DENNIS ODA)

KAILUA-KONA — Donna Monti believes reading is important, and she wants everyone to start as early as possible. For the babies being born at Kona Community Hospital, that head start begins before they even see the outside world for the first time.