Books4Babies, Wexford, Ireland

see videos

Programme name Country Date of information
  Books4Babies   Ireland 20 April 2019 
Question Answer
About the Organisation  
Organisation name Books4babies
Organisation address Barntown, Co. Wexford, Ireland Y35 E198
Goal/objective Books4Babies transforms lives by getting children and families reading
Contact Person Laurence Mclaughlin/Nicholas Sweetman
Position of Contact Person Director
Organisation website
Organisation type Voluntary
How many staff does your organisation employ? None
About the Programme  
Basic details  
Programme name Books4Babies
Country/Province/City where the programme takes place County Wexford, Ireland
Year started 2013
Programme goal/objective We want to get our Book Packs to every child born in County Wexford
Funding sources Statutory and Voluntary Funding
Geographic coverage County Wexford  
Purpose of the programme  
Not for profit? Not for Profit
Religious or political purpose? None
Local consistency of model  
Is your programme model consistent across your geographic area, or are there regional differences? It is consistant
Book Packs  
What are the contents of your gifting pack? Our books and ancilliary are supplied by BookTrust UK. Our packs are simiar to the BookStart 9 month pack
Is your programme offered free of charge to all families? Yes
Partnerships and Delivery  
What are your primary ‘points of contact’ with the population you serve? Wexford Library Service; Wexford County Council; TUSLA; Wexford Health Service; Wexford Ed & Training Authority; Wexford and Gorey Credit Unions
Who gifts/hands-out your pack to families?   Wexfords Public Health Nurses – Health Clinic
If your programme uses volunteers, please give some more details Books4Babies is a voluntary charitable organisation. There are four unpaid voluntary directors.
Is the programme universal or targeted? Universal
How many children does your programme serve a year? About 2,000
At what age/gifting period do children receive your programme.        7-9 months  
Diversity provision  
Does your program include provisions or resources for children with special needs? no    
What language populations does your programme serve?  English speaking only
Evaluation and research  
Have you conducted programme evaluation or research (including longitudinal)? If yes, has this evaluation/research been published?  Yes – please refer on our web page where a qualitative evaluation of the programme (2017) is available for download.
Further information or comments  
Please give us any further information that would be helpful for us and others to understand your programme All the background information on the project is available on our webpage


12 September 2019 meeting – Using volunteers, and community invigoration



Laurence McLaughlin: Books4Babies, Ireland – Encouraging voluntary involvement and community participation


Sept 2019 – Using volunteers, and community invigoration